Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Penycae Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Rhosllanerchrugog (Rhosllannerchrugog), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 1668

Cadw Legacy ID: DE268

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Rhosllanerchrugog (Rhosllannerchrugog)

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.