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Cefn y Gader


<b>Cefn y Gader</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
Nearest Town:Llangollen (8km S)
OS Ref (GB):   SJ23774971 / Sheet: 117
Latitude:53° 2' 19.82" N
Longitude:   3° 8' 13.35" W

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There are parking places next to the footpath entrance, and the barrow can be seen from here, walk down the road to the leaning boundary stone then thirty metres through heather and past old mining ruins and thar she blows. Rising above the surrounding featureless moors like a whale breaching the surface, instead of blowing spray it gives forth stone.
The three metre high barrow has what coflein describes as a boundary stone on it and indeed the map shows the boundary mark as going straight over the barrow.
Without direct sunlight these moors can be very dark and moody and just a little bit unerving.
postman Posted by postman
12th May 2010ce


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Coflein lists two cairns here (in amongst the Aber Sychant barrows):


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A peat covered cairn dug into on SE side - a narrow trench has been made from the circumference to the centre. On the summit is planted a oan
(sic) site visit 111002 from the roadside boundary stone the cairn can clearly be seen to be rising from the surrounding landscape in the centre there is what appears to be a supplanted boundary stone. the centre are the depression appears to be a removed cist the narrow trench noted previously can be seen. to the south there are three mine shafts the closest of which cuts into the base of the cairn. the west has two large stagnant pond and a possible third which is overgrown. to the north west is a level area. the mound itself is entirely earthfast and overgrown with bracken yet still distinct in form.
Based on CPAT SMR account. No further comments as result of OAN fieldwork, 2002.


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A mutilated round cairn, 18m in diameter and 1.0m high, with central cist elements exposed.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th January 2011ce

A round cairn, 30m in diameter and 3.0m high, set on the Llandegla-Penycae boundary.

Coflein helps me out for yet another big bump survey. Coming soon
postman Posted by postman
3rd January 2010ce