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Latitude: 53.0248 / 53°1'29"N
Longitude: -3.1289 / 3°7'43"W
OS Eastings: 324381
OS Northings: 348101
OS Grid: SJ243481
Mapcode National: GBR 70.FGGP
Mapcode Global: WH77Y.X77F
Entry Name: Penycae Cairn
Scheduled Date: 21 August 2000
Source ID: 1668
Cadw Legacy ID: DE268
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Community: Rhosllanerchrugog (Rhosllannerchrugog)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located on the Penycae ridge. It is built of angular stones, which are irregular in the interior but neatly placed at the outer edge. The cairn measures 6m in diameter and 0.6m high.
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 a circle and measures 12m in diameter, centred on the cairn.
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