Bryn Cader Faner

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Bryn Cader Faner

Bryn Cader Faner is a Bronze Age round cairn which lies to the east of the small hamlet of Talsarnau in the Ardudwy area of Gwynedd in Wales.[1] The diameter is 8.7 metres (29 ft) and there are 18 thin jagged pillars which jut upwards from the low cairn.[2] It is thought to date back to the late third millennium BC. The site was disturbed by 19th-century treasure-seekers, who left a hole in the center indicating the position of a cist or a grave. Originally there may have been about 30 pillars, each some 2 metres (7 ft) long. However, before the Second World War, the British army used the site for gunnery practice and damaged many of the stones on the east side.[3][4]

Bryn Cader Faner is thought to mean 'the hill with the chair with the flag' or 'the hill of the throne with the flag'.


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  4. ^ "Bryn Cader Faner". August 2001. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

Coordinates: 52°53′54″N 4°00′41″W / 52.8982°N 4.0114°W / 52.8982; -4.0114