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Creigiau Eglwyseg Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llantysilio, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 52.992 / 52°59'31"N

Longitude: -3.1608 / 3°9'38"W

OS Eastings: 322179

OS Northings: 344482

OS Grid: SJ221444

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.HDPP

Mapcode Global: WH784.F223

Entry Name: Creigiau Eglwyseg Cairn

Scheduled Date: 12 September 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1662

Cadw Legacy ID: DE261

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llantysilio

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn measures 8m in diameter and stands to a height of 0.5m at its centre. A single exposed cist is exposed set off-centre on the northern side. This measures 1.5m x 1m and is defined by four large edge-set stones. Between this and the edge of the cairn there are further upright stones, possibly a second cist or chamber. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Cairns 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 12m in diameter, centred on the cairn.

Source: Cadw

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