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Ring Cairn east of Ffridd Camen

A Scheduled Monument in Llandrillo, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8992 / 52°53'56"N

Longitude: -3.4175 / 3°25'2"W

OS Eastings: 304748

OS Northings: 334465

OS Grid: SJ047344

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.PJ9Y

Mapcode Global: WH78D.GDV8

Entry Name: Ring Cairn E of Ffridd Camen

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3251

Cadw Legacy ID: ME147

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llandrillo

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC), which is located immediately to the east of a public footpath, measuring 12m in diameter, with a central cist. The ring of the cairn is most well defined on the north and east sides as a rough stony encircling bank with upright stones forming an outer kerb. The central cist is composed of two uprights, a side and end slab.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring 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.

Source: Cadw

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