The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Moel Drygarn



Students Help Repair Cairns

From an article published on the News Wales web site on 24th January 2011:
Army Preparation Course students have helped to repair a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The group of 14 from Pembrokeshire College joined the National Park Authority's Archaeologist and Rangers to help reinstate damaged Bronze Age burial cairns on the Preseli Hills

On the summit there are three cairns, probably for Bronze Age burials.The site is nationally important and is designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument. As such, it is a criminal offence to alter it without permission. However, visitors have been moving stones to make shelters within the cairns.

The students have been helping to restore them to their original formations.
Read the full article...
Kammer Posted by Kammer
25th January 2011ce
Edited 25th January 2011ce

Comments (2)

Nice pic and a bit extra here by the way - Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
25th January 2011ce
Great news Kammer. I'm all in favour of cairn restoration since so many have been mindlessly vandalised over the years. Must try to get back here.

26th January 2011ce
You must be logged in to add a comment