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Latitude: 53.0619 / 53°3'42"N
Longitude: -3.4231 / 3°25'23"W
OS Eastings: 304725
OS Northings: 352574
OS Grid: SJ047525
Mapcode National: GBR 6M.C2Z9
Mapcode Global: WH77M.D95J
Entry Name: Bryn Beddau Stone Circle
Scheduled Date: 17 October 1997
Source ID: 3885
Cadw Legacy ID: DE245
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Stone circle
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of a stone circle, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located in the Clocaenog forest. The circle measures 15m in diameter and comprises 19 stones of varying size and visibility. Six stand upright and are reasonably prominent while another two lie supine. No stones are visible on the south side and one large boulder lies in the centre.
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. Stone circles are often 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.