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Abersychnant Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llandegla, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0385 / 53°2'18"N

Longitude: -3.143 / 3°8'34"W

OS Eastings: 323456

OS Northings: 349636

OS Grid: SJ234496

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.DR16

Mapcode Global: WH77R.PWJH

Entry Name: Abersychnant Cairn

Scheduled Date: 21 August 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1663

Cadw Legacy ID: DE264

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llandegla

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. It measures 19m in diameter and stands to a height of over 2m. There is a hole in the centre which is thought to be the result of an antiquarian investigation.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Barrows may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 25m in diameter, centred on the mound.

Source: Cadw

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