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Moel y Ci cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanddeiniolen, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1732 / 53°10'23"N

Longitude: -4.1105 / 4°6'37"W

OS Eastings: 259032

OS Northings: 366091

OS Grid: SH590660

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.43Z5

Mapcode Global: WH54F.THSP

Entry Name: Moel y Ci cairn

Scheduled Date: 7 September 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4094

Cadw Legacy ID: CN374

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within enclosed moorland on the leading edge of the NW-facing side of the summit of Moel y Ci. The stone built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 14m in diameter and up to 0.9m in height. The cairn commands fine views. A concrete triangulation pillar has been erected on its summit. On the NW side a modern shelter c.1m high and 4m wide has been constructed using stone moved from 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 environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 22m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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