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Bryn Beddau Stone Circle

A Scheduled Monument in Clocaenog, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 3885

Cadw Legacy ID: DE245

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Clocaenog

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.

Source: Cadw

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