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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
Source ID: 2434
Cadw Legacy ID: CN107
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
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.
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