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Bryn y Cosyn Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Brynford (Brynffordd), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 2209

Cadw Legacy ID: FL096

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Brynford (Brynffordd)

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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