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Glascoed Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanddeiniolen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1614 / 53°9'41"N

Longitude: -4.1749 / 4°10'29"W

OS Eastings: 254690

OS Northings: 364906

OS Grid: SH546649

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.4SD0

Mapcode Global: WH54D.VS4S

Entry Name: Glascoed Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3478

Cadw Legacy ID: CN150

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


Round cairn c. 15m in diameter by 1.2m high maximum. Centre disturbed and a sheep shelter built in top. Remains of a kerb of large stones, 6 of which are visible. Stones of the cairn extend beyond this kerb, so that its original diameter may have been more than 50 ft. Stone dumping on the E side of the cairn.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric funerary and ritual practises. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.

Source: Cadw

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