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Cerrig Blaencletwr-Fawr Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Ysgubor-y-coed, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.5157 / 52°30'56"N

Longitude: -3.9059 / 3°54'21"W

OS Eastings: 270766

OS Northings: 292571

OS Grid: SN707925

Mapcode National: GBR 90.GLYS

Mapcode Global: VH4F2.71YB

Entry Name: Cerrig Blaencletwr-Fawr Round Cairn

Scheduled Date: 2 March 2009

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1215

Cadw Legacy ID: CD237

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Ysgubor-y-coed

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises the remains of a stone-built round cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is located on top of a local summit, Cerrig Blaencletwr-fawr, a prominent rock outcrop on Esgair Foel-ddu. The cairn is sub-circular in shape on plan and measures c. 11m NE-SW by 9m transversely. It measures c. 0.9m in height. There is a modern shelter measuring 3.5m in diameter and 1m in height set into its centre.

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 both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around within which related evidence may be expected to survive. The scheduled area is circular in shape on plan and measures 18m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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