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38 Tre’r Ceiri, Llanaelhaearn
PRN 2240 NGR SH374447 SAM


A large prominent cairn, 17m diameter and 4m high built of large stones up to 1m long. It lies on the summit, which is enclosed within the hill fort of Tre’r Ceiri and is badly trampled and remodelled by visitors. There is a large and deep central pit, possibly an early robbing pit, which exposes the underlying rock outcrop. Small walkers’ cairns are repeatedly constructed by visitors. Partly excavated in 1993 showing that beneath the later spread the cairn was originally 10m diameter with a revetment wall and another revetment higher on the cairn. After excavation it was reinstated as a flat-topped cairn to protect the facing, although some is still visible on the N. There were no datable finds but some cremated bone was found which had been inserted and laid in a natural hollow in the top of one of the large lower stones of the cairn core. Visible for a great distance in all directions and intervisible with the cairns on Yr Eifl Central, Mynydd Carnguwch and Gyrn Ddu.

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