Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Gogarth Bay round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Trearddur, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3116 / 53°18'41"N

Longitude: -4.6821 / 4°40'55"W

OS Eastings: 221410

OS Northings: 382759

OS Grid: SH214827

Mapcode National: GBR GMTY.G1L

Mapcode Global: WH31B.11P3

Entry Name: Gogarth Bay round cairn

Scheduled Date: 29 July 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4173

Cadw Legacy ID: AN147

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Trearddur

Traditional County: Anglesey

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and dramatically situated on the summit of a locally prominent ridge overlooking the cliffs of Gogarth Bay. The stone-built cairn is roughly circular on plan and measures about 15m in diameter. The cairn has been built over the ridge, lending it an impression of greater size: the cairn measures about 0.7m in height on the summit of the ridge, but about 2m in height at its base on the slopes.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The well-preserved 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.

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 28m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.