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Cairn south of Banc y Geufron

A Scheduled Monument in Ysbyty Ystwyth, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.316 / 52°18'57"N

Longitude: -3.8846 / 3°53'4"W

OS Eastings: 271634

OS Northings: 270332

OS Grid: SN716703

Mapcode National: GBR 91.W66P

Mapcode Global: VH4G1.M17V

Entry Name: Cairn S of Banc y Geufron

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1979

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1895

Cadw Legacy ID: CD139

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Ysbyty Ystwyth

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn is c.5m in diameter and c.0.6m high. It is surrounded by a kerb of upright stones. A cist lies in the centre, c.1m long and 0.3m wide, only the two side stones of which survive. The monument is situated in moorland.

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 and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Cairns may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can be 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.

Source: Cadw

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