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Two Cairns north of Moel y Garn

A Scheduled Monument in Ceulanamaesmawr, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.5077 / 52°30'27"N

Longitude: -3.9371 / 3°56'13"W

OS Eastings: 268628

OS Northings: 291739

OS Grid: SN686917

Mapcode National: GBR 8Y.H59D

Mapcode Global: VH4F1.P7ZG

Entry Name: Two Cairns N of Moel y Garn

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1979

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2573

Cadw Legacy ID: CD140

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Ceulanamaesmawr

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises the remains of two burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC), situated in moorland. Cairn A is c.6m in diameter, partly grown over with grass, partly bare stones. A cist is in the centre. Cairn B is a small pebble mound, c.6m diameter, 0.3m high and grass covered. There is a ruined cist in the centre with one side stone in position.

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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