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Moelfryn Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Cynwyl Gaeo, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1276 / 52°7'39"N

Longitude: -3.9627 / 3°57'45"W

OS Eastings: 265744

OS Northings: 249517

OS Grid: SN657495

Mapcode National: GBR DX.83QJ

Mapcode Global: VH4GS.8SGB

Entry Name: Moelfryn Round Cairn

Scheduled Date: 13 February 1957

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1878

Cadw Legacy ID: CD115

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is c.11m in diameter by c.0.6m high and grass covered except for a ring of small loose stones in the centre. Larger stones protruding may be the remains of a wrecked cist.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. 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, together with environmental and structural evidence. Cairns may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can be further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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