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Llifad, Carreglefn

A Scheduled Monument in Mechell, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Latitude: 53.3915 / 53°23'29"N

Longitude: -4.4302 / 4°25'48"W

OS Eastings: 238490

OS Northings: 391046

OS Grid: SH384910

Mapcode National: GBR HMFQ.WZL

Mapcode Global: WH425.X0JV

Entry Name: Llifad, Carreglefn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2531

Cadw Legacy ID: AN079

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Mechell

Traditional County: Anglesey


A nearly square earthwork consisting of a ditch between two banks enclosing an area 42 m W - E and 39 m N - S. It is situated on a SW facing slope. The N, S and W sides are nearly ploughed out but the E side remains as a ditch 2 m deep, an inner bank nearly 1 m high and an outer bank 0.3 m high. The ditch is about 4 m wide, as are the inner and outer banks. The entrance was on the W side.

A tumulus is situated on the hilltop 160 m N of the earthwork. It is about 2 m high and 16 m diameter, but is eroding badly.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

Source: Cadw

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