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Latitude: 53.0297 / 53°1'46"N
Longitude: -3.1366 / 3°8'11"W
OS Eastings: 323873
OS Northings: 348649
OS Grid: SJ238486
Mapcode National: GBR 70.F0LF
Mapcode Global: WH77Y.S3LP
Entry Name: Cefn y Cist Cairn
Scheduled Date: 21 August 2000
Source ID: 1666
Cadw Legacy ID: DE269
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is visible as a prominent earthen mound rising to a height of 3m above the surrounding ground. A hollow 1m deep at its centre suggests past disturbance but most of the barrow remains unaffected.
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. Barrows 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 45m in diameter.
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