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Two Cairns North of Plasnewydd

A Scheduled Monument in Corwen, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 52.9614 / 52°57'41"N

Longitude: -3.2945 / 3°17'40"W

OS Eastings: 313143

OS Northings: 341235

OS Grid: SJ131412

Mapcode National: GBR 6S.KJ71

Mapcode Global: WH782.CTFK

Entry Name: Two Cairns North of Plasnewydd

Scheduled Date: 12 September 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 825

Cadw Legacy ID: DE272

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Corwen

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains two burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairns are visible as low mounds of stones and earth and stand to a height of no more than 0.4m and 12m and 14m in diameter.

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 two circles, measuring 22m and 35m, centred on the two cairns.

Source: Cadw

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