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Hafotty Wen Ring Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Cerrigydrudion, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0706 / 53°4'14"N

Longitude: -3.5297 / 3°31'46"W

OS Eastings: 297608

OS Northings: 353689

OS Grid: SH976536

Mapcode National: GBR 6H.BF38

Mapcode Global: WH66F.R2DV

Entry Name: Hafotty Wen Ring Cairn

Scheduled Date: 24 August 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1338

Cadw Legacy ID: DE283

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Cerrigydrudion

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c.2300 - 800 BC) and is located in forestry to the north of Hafotty Wen farm. The site is defined by a circular earth and stone bank measuring 1m high, 1.5m to 2m wide and 30m in diameter. A track crosses the eastern side of the monument.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring cairns may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can be further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 50m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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