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Latitude: 52.4457 / 52°26'44"N
Longitude: -3.8325 / 3°49'56"W
OS Eastings: 275549
OS Northings: 284656
OS Grid: SN755846
Mapcode National: GBR 93.M118
Mapcode Global: VH4F9.JS8J
Entry Name: Cairn Circle 400m SW of Lle'r Neuaddau
Source ID: 1848
Cadw Legacy ID: CD042
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Cairn circle
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric cairn circle, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The feature consists of a circle of 19 earth-fast stones, measuring c. 7m east to west by c. 6.5m. Six of the stones are from 0.6 to 0.9m in length and up to 0.6m in height, but the others average 0.2m in height and are comparatively small boulders. There are socket holes of two missing stones on the north-west and south-east. A rectangular depression on the south-west side is 1.6m by 1.3m in size, and 0.35m deep. It is stone-lined at the south-east and may be the remains of a cist. The complete absence of a mound, or of any loose stone, suggests that the circle was never part of any larger structure.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with structural evidence. Cairn circles may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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