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Latitude: 52.7805 / 52°46'49"N
Longitude: -3.8978 / 3°53'52"W
OS Eastings: 272090
OS Northings: 322009
OS Grid: SH720220
Mapcode National: GBR 60.XTY1
Mapcode Global: WH56H.3C5S
Entry Name: Cefn Coch Cairn and Cist
Scheduled Date: 13 March 2003
Source ID: 3947
Cadw Legacy ID: ME220
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises a well-preserved and largely intact burial cairn, probably dating to the Early Bronze Age (c. 2000-1500 BC). It is 8m in diameter and stands 0.9m 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 cairn stands on an east-facing shelf of Cefn Coch with spectacular views over the Mawddach valley and Llanfachraeth to the south and 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. It retains significant archaeological potential
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