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Latitude: 53.318 / 53°19'4"N
Longitude: -3.7906 / 3°47'26"W
OS Eastings: 280816
OS Northings: 381617
OS Grid: SH808816
Mapcode National: GBR 1ZZ2.49
Mapcode Global: WH64Y.RV4P
Entry Name: Ogof Pant-y-Wennol
Scheduled Date: 21 January 1986
Source ID: 210
Cadw Legacy ID: CN190
Schedule Class: Monument
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The monument consists of a cave containing archaeological deposits that can date from as early as the Palaeolithic period. A cave may have been used for occupation, storage, burial, refuse, or as a temporary shelter.
The entrance to the cave is located in a low limestone cliff and is approximately 2m high and 4m wide. The interior consists of a single chamber measuring 6m in height. Excavations have uncovered the remains of six humans and Neolithic pottery. Other finds are possibly Mesolithic and include bone tools, flints and a hearth.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement, ritual and funerary practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.