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Cefn Penagored Cairn and Ring Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llandrillo, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 52.8914 / 52°53'28"N

Longitude: -3.4298 / 3°25'47"W

OS Eastings: 303898

OS Northings: 333613

OS Grid: SJ038336

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.PTKF

Mapcode Global: WH78D.8LZ8

Entry Name: Cefn Penagored Cairn and Ring Cairn

Scheduled Date: 29 February 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 838

Cadw Legacy ID: DE257

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Kerb cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llandrillo

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, with a kerb of edge-set stones defining the edge, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and is located on the west facing slope of Cefn Penagored ridge. The cairn measures 6m in diameter and is defined by a prominent ring of large stones, some over 1m in length. A further cairn is located downslope and measures 6m in diameter and is defined by an earth and stone bank, which includs a large quantity of white quartz. There is a small stone lined cist at its centre.

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 structural evidence and intact burial or ritual deposits. Kerb 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 a recatngle and measures 50m x 30m.

Source: Cadw

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