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23 Craig Cwm Silyn, Bettws Garmon
PRN 2780 NGR SH525502


A substantial cairn, 9m diameter and 2.4m high, built of slabs from the surrounding scree, some quite large. The top has been flattened and rebuilt into a circular shelter. Two good lengths of original revetment of larger horizontal slabs are visible on the W, neatly laid with the face sloping into the cairn. More probably survives elsewhere under the tumble. The size and manner of construction suggests it is a prehistoric cairn. It does not appear to have been robbed and the modern disturbance has not threatened any primary deposit. The cairn is built over an outcrop at the S side giving it a greater apparent height at that side but the positioning seems to be because of the restricted size of the summit rather than deliberate skew and the cairn was most likely meant to be seen from Cwm Pennant to the SE.

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