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Latitude: 53.2213 / 53°13'16"N
Longitude: -4.017 / 4°1'1"W
OS Eastings: 265432
OS Northings: 371256
OS Grid: SH654712
Mapcode National: GBR 5V.12P6
Mapcode Global: WH549.89DB
Entry Name: Cras, ring cairn to N of
Scheduled Date: 29 January 2004
Source ID: 4064
Cadw Legacy ID: CN345
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within open moorland below and to the N of the Cras ridge of crags on the N-facing slopes of Moel Wnion. The grass and heather covered cairn is circular on plan and measures about 11m in diameter within a stony ring bank about 1m in thickness and up to and up to 0.3m in height.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape, retaining significant archaeological potential.
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 26m in diameter.