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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 ID: 4067
Cadw Legacy ID: CN350
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Built-Up Area: Penmaenmawr
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 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.
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