CPAT Regional Historic Environment Record
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Eglwyseg Mountain, stone circle

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 101125
Trust : Clwyd Powys
Site Type : Stone circle (kerb circle)
Period : Bronze Age
Community : Llantysilio
NGR : SJ2282045130
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Description :
A RING CAIRN OF A BROKEN RING OF LARGE STONES.SOME 16M DIAMETER SURROUNDING A LEVEL INTERIOR WITH SCATTERED STONE.A HOLE IN THE CENTRE COULD BE A GRAVE THE WHOLE IS MUCH DISTURBED. S D 80;

Ellis Davies records about 40 stones close to the periphery of the circle, and about 30 inside - evidently what is known as a "cairn circle". A low bank of earth around the outer side of the stones.

Site visit - 6/2/99. The site is a stone circle or kerb circle rather than a ring cairn. .
There are 38 stones in the main circle, and others visible in the slight bank on the south side. Most are recumbant or displaced and it is difficult to tell how they would have been set originally. There are not enough stones to have been placed edge to edge to form a continuous kerb, but the spacing is very close. Diameter of circle is 11m internally. Size of stones ranges from 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.5m to 0.45 x 0.5 x 0.3m. The largest are at the SE.The bank is c. 1.2m wide x 0.3m high. Evidence of disturbance in centre ( a sub-square depression c. 1 x 1.2 x 0.3m)
Sited on level ground, the site slopes slightly to the SE. To the West the ground rises to a low ridge, and to the east it rises to the main ridge.
Note proximity of a major cairn and standing stone to NE, and ?ring cairns to W. The interpretation of the site would benefit from a detailed drawn survey.

Sources :
Davies, E , 1929 , The Prehistoric and Roman remains of Denbighshire
Silvester, R J & Hankinson, R , 1995 , Ruabon Mountain Uplands: field survey ( © CPAT)
Bull, D E , 2004 , Cefn y Fedw, Pen y Cae - NE/06/4250: Tir Gofal Management Plan. Heritage Management Information (HE2)
Bull, D E , 2003 , Tir Gofal Management Plan: Heritage Management Information (HE1). Cefn Y Fedw - NE/06/4250
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1999 , Site visit record - PRN101125
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1994 , Site visit record - PRN101125
Cadw , 1993 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De080(DEN)
Ordnance Survey , 1976 , OS record card SJ 24 NW 8
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 2002 , CPAT Project Archive - 715
Jones, N W , 1999 , Prehistoric Funerary & Ritual Sites: Denbighshire and East Conwy ( © CPAT)

Events :
311761 : Eglwyseg Mountain, stone circle, field visit 1994 (year : 1994)
311762 : Eglwyseg Mountain, stone circle, field visit 1976 (year : 1976)
325155 : Eglwyseg Mountain, stone circle, field visit 1988 (year : 1988)
325156 : Eglwyseg Mountain, stone circle, field visit 1993 (year : 1993)
336502 : Eglwyseg Mountain, stone circle, field visit 1999 (year : 1999)

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April 18, 2014, 8:51 pm - File produced for Archwilio from CPAT's Regional HER.
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