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Cefn-y-Gadfa Stone Rows and Cists

A Scheduled Monument in Pentrefoelas, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0674 / 53°4'2"N

Longitude: -3.6755 / 3°40'31"W

OS Eastings: 287827

OS Northings: 353547

OS Grid: SH878535

Mapcode National: GBR 69.BTXF

Mapcode Global: WH66C.H5ZB

Entry Name: Cefn-y-Gadfa Stone Rows and Cists

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4366

Cadw Legacy ID: DE094

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cist burial

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Pentrefoelas

Traditional County: Denbighshire


Large number of stones occupying a gentle hill-slope approx. 1.3 K.M. E. of Cefn Y Gadfa and 600 M. N. of Hafod Y Garreg below Cernen Wen. The stones occur either singly or clustered and set into or obscured by the turf of a generally drier part of the field-below a steep outcrop along the N.E. side and to the W. of a rather wetter east side drained by two small streams.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual and funerary practise. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.

Source: Cadw

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