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Ffrith-Uchaf Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llangernyw, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.1248 / 53°7'29"N

Longitude: -3.7032 / 3°42'11"W

OS Eastings: 286122

OS Northings: 359979

OS Grid: SH861599

Mapcode National: GBR 68.70X9

Mapcode Global: WH65Z.2QTB

Entry Name: Ffrith-Uchaf Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 148

Cadw Legacy ID: DE118

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Llangernyw

Traditional County: Denbighshire


Located c.930m NW of Tai Pellaf and 1.4m SW of Llwyn Saint and approximately 35m NW of Gwytherin-Llanrwst Road on lower S slopes of Ffrith Uchaf. Its diameter is 7m NW- SE and height 0.6m but its profile has been mutilated by an incomplete trench cut through SW-NE, 0.75m wide and 0.25m deep. This excavation, un-noted elsewhere but having taken place sometime between 1925 and 1963, has exposed the cairn's stony composition. About 35 stones are scattered mainly along this trench, others perhaps denoting remains of a kerb.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric funerary practises. 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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