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Foel Lwyd, cairn to north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfairfechan, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2361 / 53°14'9"N

Longitude: -3.9284 / 3°55'42"W

OS Eastings: 271389

OS Northings: 372740

OS Grid: SH713727

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.0079

Mapcode Global: WH544.MXJJ

Entry Name: Foel Lwyd, cairn to NW of

Scheduled Date: 10 May 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4052

Cadw Legacy ID: CN348

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Llanfairfechan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved 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 0.6m in height. There is an exposed cist in the centre of the cairn, measuring about 1.4m from NW to SE by 0.6m transversely and 0.65m in depth within several large orthostats. A large capstone is situated immediately to the NW 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 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 30m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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