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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 ID: 1878
Cadw Legacy ID: CD115
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Cynwyl Gaeo
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
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.
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