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Bryn yr Odyn Round Barrow

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

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Latitude: 53.3126 / 53°18'45"N

Longitude: -3.3585 / 3°21'30"W

OS Eastings: 309585

OS Northings: 380381

OS Grid: SJ095803

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZZ4.P7

Mapcode Global: WH769.CZYV

Entry Name: Bryn yr Odyn Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 11 October 1995

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1426

Cadw Legacy ID: FL191

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


The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located on sloping ground in the corner of a field. The barrow is grass covered and is circular in shape on plan with a rounded profile. It measures 21m in diameter and 1m high on the uphill side and 2m high on the downhill. There is no visible ditch.

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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