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Cefn Clawdd Ring Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 3932

Cadw Legacy ID: ME211

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Trawsfynydd

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

Source: Cadw

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