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Round Cairn 460m south of Ty'n-y-Rhos

A Scheduled Monument in Nantcwnlle (Nancwnlle), Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2079 / 52°12'28"N

Longitude: -4.1019 / 4°6'6"W

OS Eastings: 256474

OS Northings: 258713

OS Grid: SN564587

Mapcode National: GBR DQ.355P

Mapcode Global: VH4G9.VRCS

Entry Name: Round Cairn 460m S of Ty'n-y-Rhos

Scheduled Date: 14 September 1949

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 514

Cadw Legacy ID: CD078

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Nantcwnlle (Nancwnlle)

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn, also known as Fan Barrow, was formerly c.20m in diameter and c.1.7m high, with an irregular and sunken top which may reflect old excavation. The site was ploughed out during improvements in the late 1990s, but subsequent geophysical survey and excavation on its site revealed a complex of features which may well represent several phases of activity.

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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