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Latitude: 52.0936 / 52°5'36"N
Longitude: -3.8659 / 3°51'57"W
OS Eastings: 272270
OS Northings: 245555
OS Grid: SN722455
Mapcode National: GBR Y1.B9Q9
Mapcode Global: VH4H0.YM3Y
Entry Name: Crugiau Merched Cairns
Scheduled Date: 8 March 2000
Source ID: 1643
Cadw Legacy ID: CM302
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Cynwyl Gaeo
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The Crugiau Merched are two large Bronze Age burial cairns which dominate the skyline of the northern Mynydd Mallaen. When built sometime in the 2nd millennium BC, the cairns were probably of similar size and appearance, 25m in diameter and 4-5m high. Cairn B (SN 7233 4556) was excavated in the 1930s but no burials were discovered suggesting that they could still remain present. Cairn A (SN 7222 4552) remains primarily undisturbed.
The cairns have national importance because of their substantial form, high archaeological potential and significance as part of a wider prehistoric ritual landscape still visible on the Mynydd Mallaen.
The scheduled area comprises two circles, both 40m in diameter centred on the two cairns.
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