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Cerrig Gwynion cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Penmaenmawr, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2446 / 53°14'40"N

Longitude: -3.9158 / 3°54'56"W

OS Eastings: 272257

OS Northings: 373662

OS Grid: SH722736

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z3X.1M

Mapcode Global: WH544.TQJ0

Entry Name: Cerrig Gwynion cairn

Scheduled Date: 10 May 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4067

Cadw Legacy ID: CN350

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Penmaenmawr

Built-Up Area: Penmaenmawr

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

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 W-facing edge of the col that is Cerrig Gwynion. The stone-built cairn is circular on plan, measuring about 10m in diameter and up to 0.4m in height. There is an exposed cist in the centre of the cairn, constructed of several large orthostats.

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 scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 30m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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