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Rhos-Ddigre Caves

A Scheduled Monument in Llandegla, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.073 / 53°4'22"N

Longitude: -3.2134 / 3°12'48"W

OS Eastings: 318801

OS Northings: 353553

OS Grid: SJ188535

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.BKXQ

Mapcode Global: WH77Q.M00Z

Entry Name: Rhos-Ddigre Caves

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3435

Cadw Legacy ID: DE119

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Cave

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llandegla

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

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 scheduled site of Rhos-Ddigre Caves consists of 4 caves located in rock outcrops in semi woodland and pasture. 19th century excavations appear to have discovered human remains, animal bones, charcoal and a flint flake.

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.

Source: Cadw

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