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Pen-y-Gwryd (Cairn SE of)

Round Cairn


This Bronze Age cairn is described by the experts thus:

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (PRN1478):

'Cairn, built of roughly piled stone 9m in diameter robbed at the centre to form a sheep shelter. Height 1m the kerb is nowhere pronounced but a few non orthostatic kerb stones are visible'....' A well defined cairn of piled stone. Kerb not obvious but turfed over edges could hide this. Centre dug out to about surrounding ground level. Small cairn built to SW, not recent, but probably using stone from centre. Siting: on a wide north-facing terrace at the top of a steep slope from Nant Cynnyd - on the line of sight along the valley.'

Sources :
Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd & Anglesey , SMITH, G. , 2003 , Caernarvonshire 2 , Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments , 1960 , SH65NE 5 , Ordnance Survey , 1970 ,
8th November 2010ce

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