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Pantcamddwr Ring Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Lledrod, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2964 / 52°17'47"N

Longitude: -4.0031 / 4°0'11"W

OS Eastings: 263498

OS Northings: 268368

OS Grid: SN634683

Mapcode National: GBR 8W.XF1G

Mapcode Global: VH4FZ.KJLX

Entry Name: Pantcamddwr Ring Cairn

Scheduled Date: 19 January 1973

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 753

Cadw Legacy ID: CD131

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Lledrod

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC), sited on the summit of a hill, under rough pasture, at 290m OD. The cairn is turf covered and formed from small boulders. It comprises a mound c.16m in diameter with a dished interior and rises to a height varying between 1 and 2m above the surrounding field. There appears to be faint traces of a bank around its perimeter on all sides but the east. However this ‘bank’ is less than 0.1m in height and may simply represent disturbance of the top of the cairn.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring cairns may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can 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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