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Esgair Ffraith Round Cairns

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfair Clydogau, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.116 / 52°6'57"N

Longitude: -3.9756 / 3°58'32"W

OS Eastings: 264824

OS Northings: 248244

OS Grid: SN648482

Mapcode National: GBR DX.8SLG

Mapcode Global: VH4GZ.12MR

Entry Name: Esgair Ffraith Round Cairns

Scheduled Date: 25 June 1953

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2147

Cadw Legacy ID: CM168

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llanfair Clydogau

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of two burial cairns that probably date to the Bronze Age (c.2300 – 800 BC). The south-western cairn is c 13m in diameter and 1.2m high and has been recorded as containing a cist measuring 0.9m long and 0.5m wide and aligned east to west. The second cairn 27m to the east north east measures c 12m in diameter and 0.2m high and has a well-defined kerb.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The well-preserved 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 area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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