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Latitude: 52.142 / 52°8'31"N
Longitude: -4.2691 / 4°16'8"W
OS Eastings: 244818
OS Northings: 251724
OS Grid: SN448517
Mapcode National: GBR DH.7CPZ
Mapcode Global: VH3K4.YFFB
Entry Name: Whilgarn Ring Cairn
Scheduled Date: 22 June 1998
Source ID: 1541
Cadw Legacy ID: CD165
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn consists of a setting of stones surrounded by a circular earth and stone bank with an external ditch.
Although the site has sustained some damage it still retains much of its archaeological integrity in an area which has been subject to considerable agricultural activity. 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 ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring 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.
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