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| Hirnant Kerb Cairn |
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|Description ||Marked on OS maps (SN 753 839) and accessible via a short walk along the fence line from a gate adjacent to the road, this attractive monument highlights the difficulties in classification of prehistoric monuments: at various times it has been described as a free-standing stone circle or a ring cairn. It is now accepted as being a particularly fine example of a kerb circle: an integral structure within a cairn, the smaller stones of which have long since been removed, most likely for building purposes. It consists of 16 small upright stones in a roughly circular setting 6m in diameter and, like many such monuments, is worth visiting for the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside as much as for the stones themselves!|
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