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Foel Feddau Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9573 / 51°57'26"N

Longitude: -4.7633 / 4°45'47"W

OS Eastings: 210224

OS Northings: 232364

OS Grid: SN102323

Mapcode National: GBR CV.LWP4

Mapcode Global: VH2ND.D25C

Entry Name: Foel Feddau Round Cairn

Scheduled Date: 13 May 1953

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2698

Cadw Legacy ID: PE301

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and measuring 90ft in diameter by 10ft high. It has a slightly sunken cleft in it which may indicate excavation in the past.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. 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, together with environmental and structural evidence. Cairns may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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