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Latitude: 52.6175 / 52°37'3"N
Longitude: -3.9455 / 3°56'43"W
OS Eastings: 268382
OS Northings: 303970
OS Grid: SH683039
Mapcode National: GBR 8Y.836H
Mapcode Global: WH577.CGDP
Entry Name: Tarren Hendre Cairn
Source ID: 3203
Cadw Legacy ID: ME041
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of a cairn, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The site lies towards the south end of a local summit with wide views to the south, and appears as a largely peat-covered mound c.12m in diameter and c.1.5m high with a small stone cairn on its centre which is clearly a later addition. A modern fence runs across it slightly to the south-east of its centre.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. 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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