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Y Gyrn Round Cairns

A Scheduled Monument in Talsarnau, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9032 / 52°54'11"N

Longitude: -4.0223 / 4°1'20"W

OS Eastings: 264080

OS Northings: 335885

OS Grid: SH640358

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.P1DW

Mapcode Global: WH55V.59W6

Entry Name: Y Gyrn Round Cairns

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 275

Cadw Legacy ID: ME062

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Talsarnau

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The site consists of a group of three cairns: probably from the bronze age period

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric funerary and ritual practises . It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

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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