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Coed Clwyd Cairns

A Scheduled Monument in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 874

Cadw Legacy ID: DE248

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

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.

Source: Cadw

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