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Cae Gwyn Cave

A Scheduled Monument in Tremeirchion, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 53.2414 / 53°14'28"N

Longitude: -3.3723 / 3°22'20"W

OS Eastings: 308514

OS Northings: 372473

OS Grid: SJ085724

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZWY.PR

Mapcode Global: WH76P.5SDG

Entry Name: Cae Gwyn Cave

Scheduled Date: 29 September 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3624

Cadw Legacy ID: FL070

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Cave

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Tremeirchion

Traditional County: Flintshire


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. Cae Gwyn Cave is a cave complex within a limestone outcrop, which extends to the west, east and north of Ffynnon Beuno stream. The cave was excavated between 1883 and 1887 and produced upper Palaeolithic finds and faunal remains.

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.

Source: Cadw

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