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Latitude: 53.0767 / 53°4'36"N
Longitude: -3.7044 / 3°42'15"W
OS Eastings: 285917
OS Northings: 354630
OS Grid: SH859546
Mapcode National: GBR 68.B0MQ
Mapcode Global: WH665.2X8Q
Entry Name: Maes Merddyn Ring Cairn
Scheduled Date: 12 April 2001
Source ID: 1693
Cadw Legacy ID: DE273
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
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). The cairn comprises two elements, with a small round barrow lying within a larger ring cairn. The mounument is surrounded by an earth and stone bank which measures 10m in diameter, 1.75m wide x 0.6m high. This encloses a circular area measuirng 6.5m across within which a stone and turf mound measuring 3.75m in diameter and 0.4m high has been constructed. There is a hole in the top of the inner mound which may indicate antiquarian invstigations. 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 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 2m in diameter.
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