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Latitude: 53.2416 / 53°14'29"N
Longitude: -3.9198 / 3°55'11"W
OS Eastings: 271983
OS Northings: 373343
OS Grid: SH719733
Mapcode National: GBR 1Z2Y.5P
Mapcode Global: WH544.RSM8
Entry Name: Foel Lwyd, cairn to N of
Scheduled Date: 10 May 2004
Source ID: 4065
Cadw Legacy ID: CN349
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
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 lower NW-facing slopes of Foel Lwyd. The stone-built cairn is circular on plan with a kerb of large, mainly long blocks of stone; it measures about 8m in diameter and up to 0.5m in height. There is an exposed cist in the centre of the cairn, constructed of several long, thin orthostats. A large capstone is situated immediately to the W of the cist.
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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