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Latitude: 52.8347 / 52°50'5"N
Longitude: -3.5792 / 3°34'44"W
OS Eastings: 293715
OS Northings: 327526
OS Grid: SH937275
Mapcode National: GBR 6F.TF2M
Mapcode Global: WH67K.Z0TN
Entry Name: Foel y Geifr Cairn
Scheduled Date: 30 June 2004
Source ID: 4104
Cadw Legacy ID: ME245
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Merionethshire
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 in a prominent position on the summit of Foel y Geifr. The stone built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 12m in diameter and up to 1.2m in height. An Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar has been erected on the cairn.
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 structural evidence.
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 24m in diameter.
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