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Latitude: 52.8888 / 52°53'19"N
Longitude: -3.9576 / 3°57'27"W
OS Eastings: 268384
OS Northings: 334166
OS Grid: SH683341
Mapcode National: GBR 5X.Q53L
Mapcode Global: WH55W.5NN7
Entry Name: Cefn Clawdd Ring Cairn
Scheduled Date: 18 February 2003
Source ID: 3932
Cadw Legacy ID: ME211
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of a prominent, well-preserved ring cairn, which probably date to the Early Bronze Age (c. 2000-1500 BC). It comprises a circular bank of large stones some 5.5m in diameter, 1.5m wide and 0.6m high. In the centre of the cairn are the remains of a stone box or cist" which once held the body or ashes of those interred in the monument.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of intact ritual and burial deposits
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