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Latitude: 53.0824 / 53°4'56"N
Longitude: -3.6696 / 3°40'10"W
OS Eastings: 288261
OS Northings: 355209
OS Grid: SH882552
Mapcode National: GBR 69.9WLD
Mapcode Global: WH665.LSRB
Entry Name: Moel Rhiwlug Cist Cairn
Scheduled Date: 17 May 2001
Source ID: 1695
Cadw Legacy ID: DE275
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Kerb cairn
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, with a kerb of edge-set stones defining the edge, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). The cairn measures 8m in diameter and as well as the kerb of stones, is also defined by a possible shallow external ditch measuring 1.5m wide. At the centre of the cairn is a well defined stone-lined burial cist with a displaced capstone.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. 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 structural evidence and intact burial or ritual deposits. Kerb 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 16m in diameter, centred on the cairn.
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