This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?
If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.
Latitude: 53.1423 / 53°8'32"N
Longitude: -3.2574 / 3°15'26"W
OS Eastings: 315992
OS Northings: 361309
OS Grid: SJ159613
Mapcode National: GBR 6V.617Y
Mapcode Global: WH779.Y81W
Entry Name: Coed Clwyd Cairns
Scheduled Date: 11 November 1998
Source ID: 874
Cadw Legacy ID: DE248
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Community: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of two earthen and stone built round barrows or cairns, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). These are all that survive of what was originally a larger group or cemetery of ten or more cairns.The cairns are visible as a low mound measuring 10m in diameter (Cairn A), and a stone cairn circle measuring 15m in diameter (Cairn B).
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 and cairns may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can be 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. The scheduled area is two circles, one of 20m diameter (Cairn A) and one of 30m in diameter (Cairn B), which are centred on each cairn.
Other nearby scheduled monuments