Chambered cairn (portal dolmen) Dyffryn Ardudwy
Dyffryn Ardudwy shown within Gwynedd
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There are a number of prehistoric cromlechs in and around the village, and they are some of the earliest tombs erected on these islands. Dating from around 4000 BC, the cairn at Dyffryn Ardudwy has two separate burial chambers. Nearby is an avenue which was built by the powerful Vaughan dynasty, (who were instrumental in placing Henry VII of England on the throne in 1485), to connect their family mansion, Cors-y-gedol (The Bog of Hospitality), with the family chapel. The existing mansion was built in 1576. Nearby, the Cors-y-gedol burial chamber stands amidst the site of ancient fields and settlements and the area affords glorious views of Cardigan Bay.
The Church at Llanddwywe was built on an ancient mound which is at the end of the straight line followed by the road to Corsygedol Hall. This line runs straight and true to a cairn on the side of Moelfre, and it is suggested that this is a prehistoric man-made creation relating to the Summer Solstice rather than a more recent addition.
- List of Cadw properties
- List of Scheduled prehistoric Monuments in Gwynedd (former Merionethshire)
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