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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 ID: 3251
Cadw Legacy ID: ME147
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Traditional County: Merionethshire
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.
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