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Latitude: 52.4772 / 52°28'37"N
Longitude: -3.868 / 3°52'4"W
OS Eastings: 273230
OS Northings: 288228
OS Grid: SN732882
Mapcode National: GBR 91.K48Z
Mapcode Global: VH4F2.XZ0V
Entry Name: Carn Owen, Cerrig yr Hafan
Source ID: 1849
Cadw Legacy ID: CD045
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC), located on the highest point of Cerrig yr Hafan. It measures c.10m in diameter and up to 1.5m high, but has been extensively disturbed. The interior has been hollowed and shelters have been built at its western edge and to its immediate north. Cairn material has also spilt down the steep slope to its south-east. A small satellite cairn or cairns have been noted to the north-east.
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 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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