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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 ID: 1895
Cadw Legacy ID: CD139
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
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.
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