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Latitude: 52.4679 / 52°28'4"N
Longitude: -3.7827 / 3°46'57"W
OS Eastings: 278997
OS Northings: 287047
OS Grid: SN789870
Mapcode National: GBR 95.KMB3
Mapcode Global: VH5BS.D73F
Entry Name: North Cairn on Pen Plynlimon-Fawr
Source ID: 1843
Cadw Legacy ID: CD036
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
The monument comprises the remains of a small burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is c. 6m in diameter, c.23m in circumference and c.0.6m high. It is the most northerly of three cairns situated on a fairly level summit ridge at c.750m above OD. It is composed of loose boulders and has been much disturbed by the construction of shelters.
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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