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Latitude: 53.1136 / 53°6'49"N
Longitude: -3.1652 / 3°9'54"W
OS Eastings: 322106
OS Northings: 358015
OS Grid: SJ221580
Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.7ZLK
Mapcode Global: WH77C.CZ0X
Entry Name: Nercwys Mountain Cairn
Scheduled Date: 12 October 1998
Source ID: 1545
Cadw Legacy ID: FL194
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Cairn circle
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Traditional County: Flintshire
The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric cairn circle, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). Nercwys Mountain cairn has a ring of large kerb stones, set within an outer earth and stone bank. There is no central cairn visible.
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. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with structural evidence. Cairn circles 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 a circle and measures 30m in diameter, centred on the cairn.
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