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Latitude: 53.2444 / 53°14'39"N
Longitude: -3.892 / 3°53'31"W
OS Eastings: 273844
OS Northings: 373599
OS Grid: SH738735
Mapcode National: GBR 1Z8X.5P
Mapcode Global: WH545.5QX4
Entry Name: Cefn Maen Amor cairn
Scheduled Date: 10 May 2004
Source ID: 4071
Cadw Legacy ID: CN354
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within open moorland on the pass between Cefn Maen Amor to the NE and Tal y Fan to the SW. The grass and heather covered stone built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 6m in diameter and up to 0.5m in height. The cairn has been disturbed in the past, with a small hollow visible in its centre.
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 environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface. The importance of the monument is further enhanced by the group value formed by the proximity of the cairn to nearby monuments of similar date: Cefn Maen Amor stone circle (CN355) and Maen Penddu standing stone (CN126).
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 15m in diameter.