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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 ID: 4052
Cadw Legacy ID: CN348
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
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.
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