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Cadair Berwyn, round cairn on north ridge of

A Scheduled Monument in Llandrillo, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 52.8923 / 52°53'32"N

Longitude: -3.3697 / 3°22'10"W

OS Eastings: 307947

OS Northings: 333642

OS Grid: SJ079336

Mapcode National: GBR 6P.PXLD

Mapcode Global: WH78F.6KNJ

Entry Name: Cadair Berwyn, round cairn on N ridge of

Scheduled Date: 23 November 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4281

Cadw Legacy ID: DE297

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llandrillo

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in moorland on the ridge extending to the E of Cadair Berwyn. The grass and bracken covered cairn is roughly oval on plan and measures about 16.5m from ENE to WSW by about 13.5m transversely. The cairn stands up to 1.8m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 24m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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