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Carnedd y Ci Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llandrillo, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8945 / 52°53'40"N

Longitude: -3.405 / 3°24'18"W

OS Eastings: 305575

OS Northings: 333926

OS Grid: SJ055339

Mapcode National: GBR 6N.PMCM

Mapcode Global: WH78D.NHRW

Entry Name: Carnedd y Ci Barrow

Scheduled Date: 1 June 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 829

Cadw Legacy ID: DE260

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llandrillo

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located on he ridge top of Carnedd y Ci. The cairn is circular in plan and measures 3.5m in diameter. It is of stone construction and stands to a height of 0.5m at its centre. It appears to be undisturbed.

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, together with environmental and structural evidence. Cairns may be 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. It is circular and measures 8m in diameter, centred on the cairn.

Source: Cadw

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