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Latitude: 53.1018 / 53°6'6"N
Longitude: -3.8954 / 3°53'43"W
OS Eastings: 273199
OS Northings: 357749
OS Grid: SH731577
Mapcode National: GBR 60.8N6Q
Mapcode Global: WH54Y.49BD
Entry Name: Capel Curig cairn
Scheduled Date: 23 July 2004
Source ID: 4076
Cadw Legacy ID: CN363
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Capel Curig
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within enclosed pasture on the lower SW-facing slopes above Afon Llugwy. The grass-covered stone built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 12m in diameter and up to 0.8m in height. It is situated on a locally prominent rock outcrop commanding good views from the NW half. The cairn has been disturbed in the past, with several rubble-filled hollows and a large exposed cist (with adjacent capstone) visible in the centre.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. 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 and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 16m in diameter.
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