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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 ID: 1662
Cadw Legacy ID: DE261
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
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.
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