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Barrow on east Slope of Gop Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor (Trelawnyd a Gwaenysgor), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.31 / 53°18'35"N

Longitude: -3.3697 / 3°22'10"W

OS Eastings: 308837

OS Northings: 380103

OS Grid: SJ088801

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZX5.85

Mapcode Global: WH76H.62N9

Entry Name: Barrow on E Slope of Gop Hill

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2192

Cadw Legacy ID: FL042

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor (Trelawnyd a Gwaenysgor)

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and measures 40ft in diameter and 4ft high. The centre of the barrow is slightly concave, possibly indicating an antiquarian investigation.

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