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Cerrig Pryfaid Stone Circle

A Scheduled Monument in Caerhun, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2237 / 53°13'25"N

Longitude: -3.9119 / 3°54'42"W

OS Eastings: 272455

OS Northings: 371334

OS Grid: SH724713

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.0XY5

Mapcode Global: WH54B.W7CH

Entry Name: Cerrig Pryfaid Stone Circle

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 202

Cadw Legacy ID: CN130

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Caerhun

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


A fairly complete circle of ten stones of various sizes, about 22m in diameter, with a gap of 12m on the N side and of 11m on the E side. Some of the stones are partially covered with grass, but can easily be traced; their average distance apart is 6.5m

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

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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