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Latitude: 53.2443 / 53°14'39"N
Longitude: -3.2305 / 3°13'49"W
OS Eastings: 317986
OS Northings: 372629
OS Grid: SJ179726
Mapcode National: GBR 5ZWX.DQ
Mapcode Global: WH76R.BQX6
Entry Name: Bryn y Cosyn Round Barrows
Scheduled Date: 6 April 1952
Source ID: 2209
Cadw Legacy ID: FL096
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Community: Brynford (Brynffordd)
Traditional County: Flintshire
The monument comprises the remains of three earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrows are circular in shape on plan and have a rounded profile. The southernmost barrow measures 60ft in diameter and 4ft high. The two to the north measure 60ft in diameter and 2ft high, but have ben reduced by ploughing.
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.
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