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Latitude: 53.0106 / 53°0'38"N
Longitude: -3.5076 / 3°30'27"W
OS Eastings: 298948
OS Northings: 346980
OS Grid: SH989469
Mapcode National: GBR 6J.G6H7
Mapcode Global: WH66N.3L0D
Entry Name: Mwdwl Eithin Round Cairn
Scheduled Date: 31 October 2002
Source ID: 3948
Cadw Legacy ID: DE281
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located in a prominent position on the summit of Mwdwl Eithin. The cairn measures 18m in diameter and stands to a height of 0.9m. The turf-covered heap of stones making up the body of the cairn is surmounted by an earth and stone bank some 1.5m wide and 0.5m high. An OS triangulation pillar occupies the centre of the cairn.
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 intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. 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 22m in diameter, centred on the cairn.
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