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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 ID: 753
Cadw Legacy ID: CD131
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
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.
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