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Latitude: 53.2271 / 53°13'37"N
Longitude: -3.4763 / 3°28'34"W
OS Eastings: 301544
OS Northings: 371026
OS Grid: SJ015710
Mapcode National: GBR 6K.0N1R
Mapcode Global: WH65P.K4VV
Entry Name: Bont Newydd Cave
Source ID: 2942
Cadw Legacy ID: DE116
Schedule Class: Monument
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument consists of a cave containing archaeological deposits that can date from as early as the Palaeolithic period. A cave may have been used for occupation, storage, burial, refuse, or as a temporary shelter.
Bont Newydd Cave is located north of the road from Cefn to Bont Newydd. The entrance is set at the foot of an overhanging limestone cliff and is approximately 12m high. Archaeological finds from the cave have included hominid teeth and a flint assemblage. The flints include a handaxe and a Levallois flake, which substantiate the interpretation of the assemblage as being Late Acheulian.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement, ritual and funerary practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.