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Two Round Cairns east of Gyrn Ddu

A Scheduled Monument in Llanaelhaearn, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9937 / 52°59'37"N

Longitude: -4.3766 / 4°22'35"W

OS Eastings: 240586

OS Northings: 346682

OS Grid: SH405466

Mapcode National: GBR 5C.HKB3

Mapcode Global: WH444.R03S

Entry Name: Two Round Cairns E of Gyrn Ddu

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2434

Cadw Legacy ID: CN107

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanaelhaearn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of two burial cairns probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairns are quite large, approximately 17 metres in diameter, and fairly well-preserved and are located in the bwlch between the two peaks of Gyrn Goch and Gyrn Ddu.

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 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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