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Graig cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Glyntraian (Glyntraean), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Latitude: 52.9302 / 52°55'48"N

Longitude: -3.1336 / 3°8'1"W

OS Eastings: 323893

OS Northings: 337573

OS Grid: SJ238375

Mapcode National: GBR 70.MF92

Mapcode Global: WH78B.TMZ1

Entry Name: Graig cairn

Scheduled Date: 23 January 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4021

Cadw Legacy ID: DE295

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Glyntraian (Glyntraean)

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of a large burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within enclosed pasture, on a locally prominent NNW-facing terrace on the NW-facing slopes of Graig Hill. The stone-built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 15m in diameter and up to 0.6m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. 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 and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 20m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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