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Y Garn, 2400m NNW of Eisteddfa-Gurig

A Scheduled Monument in Blaenrheidol, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.4506 / 52°27'2"N

Longitude: -3.8031 / 3°48'11"W

OS Eastings: 277559

OS Northings: 285151

OS Grid: SN775851

Mapcode National: GBR 94.LN8G

Mapcode Global: VH5BS.1N9R

Entry Name: Y Garn, 2400m NNW of Eisteddfa-Gurig

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1842

Cadw Legacy ID: CD034

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Blaenrheidol

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The monument is c.23 m in diameter, c.75m in circumference. The cairn has spread but remains unopened. There is a summit cairn on top and it is crossed by a field wall. The original boundary of the cairn is traceable by a hump in the ground.

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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