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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 ID: 514
Cadw Legacy ID: CD078
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Nantcwnlle (Nancwnlle)
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
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.
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