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Latitude: 52.8578 / 52°51'28"N
Longitude: -4.0821 / 4°4'55"W
OS Eastings: 259908
OS Northings: 330955
OS Grid: SH599309
Mapcode National: GBR 5R.S4VC
Mapcode Global: WH560.8FCH
Entry Name: Garreg Round Cairn
Scheduled Date: 12 December 1979
Source ID: 3229
Cadw Legacy ID: ME107
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). An annular bank of rubble 3.5 m wide with an overall diameter of approximately 20 m and possible traces of inner and outer kerb stones, but very irregular and robbed. The enclosed area is full of field clearance debris. Possibly either a kerb cairn or ring cairn ; the proximity of the Garreg standing stone (Me 57b), only 25 m to the NW, adds further interest.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial 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 an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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