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Carnedd Llewelyn cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Capel Curig, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1602 / 53°9'36"N

Longitude: -3.9703 / 3°58'13"W

OS Eastings: 268361

OS Northings: 364373

OS Grid: SH683643

Mapcode National: GBR 5X.4VDF

Mapcode Global: WH54H.ZTJQ

Entry Name: Carnedd Llewelyn cairn

Scheduled Date: 29 January 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4106

Cadw Legacy ID: CN371

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Capel Curig

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in a prominent position on the summit of Carnedd Llewelyn. The stone built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 8m in diameter and up to 1.5m in height.

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 structural evidence.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 25m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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