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Bylchau Church Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Llansannan, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1537 / 53°9'13"N

Longitude: -3.5321 / 3°31'55"W

OS Eastings: 297641

OS Northings: 362938

OS Grid: SH976629

Mapcode National: GBR 6H.56H0

Mapcode Global: WH65V.QZ7P

Entry Name: Bylchau Church Round Barrows

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3597

Cadw Legacy ID: DE036

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Llansannan

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of 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 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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