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Ty'n-yr-Eithin Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Lledrod, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.298 / 52°17'52"N

Longitude: -4.01 / 4°0'36"W

OS Eastings: 263028

OS Northings: 268550

OS Grid: SN630685

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.XC9P

Mapcode Global: VH4FZ.FHXR

Entry Name: Ty'n-yr-Eithin Round Cairn

Scheduled Date: 23 November 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1207

Cadw Legacy ID: CD226

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Lledrod

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a turf-covered round cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is located centrally in an enclosed field of pasture on a gentle S-facing slope overlooking the Camddwr. The cairn is circular in shape on plan and measures c. 14m in diameter. It is flat-topped and a maximum of 0.6m in height. There is a shallow depression at the centre of the mound.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around within which related evidence may be expected to survive. The scheduled area is circular in shape on plan and measures 18m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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