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Latitude: 53.2073 / 53°12'26"N
Longitude: -4.0233 / 4°1'23"W
OS Eastings: 264966
OS Northings: 369712
OS Grid: SH649697
Mapcode National: GBR 5V.1TC9
Mapcode Global: WH549.5ND3
Entry Name: Moel Wnion cairn
Scheduled Date: 29 January 2004
Source ID: 4066
Cadw Legacy ID: CN347
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The monument comprises the remains of a large burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within open moorland on the summit of Moel Wnion. The stone built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 11m in diameter and up to 0.3m in height. The cairn has been disturbed in the past, with the construction of a drystone shelter around an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar.
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 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 20m in diameter.
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