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Gribin Oernant Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Bryneglwys, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0122 / 53°0'44"N

Longitude: -3.228 / 3°13'40"W

OS Eastings: 317705

OS Northings: 346808

OS Grid: SJ177468

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.G8CB

Mapcode Global: WH77X.DK23

Entry Name: Gribin Oernant Cairn

Scheduled Date: 2 August 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1670

Cadw Legacy ID: DE271

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Bryneglwys

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located at the western end of a hill ridge, being inter-visible with Moel Gamelin barrow to the south. The barrow measures 9m in diameter and stands to a height of 1m. It has a flattened top with a single large stone and several smaller stones to the north of the centre, though there are no indications fo disturbance.

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 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 18m in diameter, centred on the barrow.

Source: Cadw

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