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CARNEDD-Y-SAESON, CAIRN

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NPRN 400708

Map Reference SH67SE

Grid Reference SH67827174

Unitary (Local) Authority Gwynedd

Old County Caernarfonshire

Community Aber

Type of Site ROUND CAIRN

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Unknown

Site Description 1) A round cairn, c.14m in diameter & 0.3m high, displaying an internal circle of thin slabs, c.10.5m in diameter; set within a clutch of apparently unstructured cairns (Nprn93599).
(source: RCAHMW 1956 (Caernarvon. I), 16-17 No.67.i)
RCAHMW AP945137/53
J.Wiles 23.06.04

2) Carnedd-y-saeson is approx 47ft in diameter and 1ft high and is composed of thin slabs of slate, 1ft high set in a circle of large stones Within there is another irregular circle of large stones. Slightly off the centre is a large cist about 6ft by 4ft with its axis N-S. The capstone has been displaced to the east.
Description based on GAT SMR record

3) Site as described when visited during Upland Survey in 2004. 2004.03.30/OAN/PJS

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