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Latitude: 51.9108 / 51°54'38"N
Longitude: -4.6973 / 4°41'50"W
OS Eastings: 214571
OS Northings: 227025
OS Grid: SN145270
Mapcode National: GBR CY.PTSM
Mapcode Global: VH2NM.J7LH
Entry Name: Cairn Circle 585m NE of Meini Gwyr
Source ID: 441
Cadw Legacy ID: CM050
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric cairn circle, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn is circular on plan and forms a platform that measures 15m in diameter and 0.8m high from the bank of which protrude a ring of stones about 0.5m high of which 9 of an unknown number remain.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. In particular, it has group value as it is one of a number of other associated monuments in the immediate vicinity that form the Glandy Cross Complex and forms an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape which retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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