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Coed-y-bryn round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Whitford (Chwitffordd), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3018 / 53°18'6"N

Longitude: -3.3066 / 3°18'23"W

OS Eastings: 313022

OS Northings: 379111

OS Grid: SJ130791

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZB8.X3

Mapcode Global: WH76J.58PM

Entry Name: Coed-y-bryn round barrow

Scheduled Date: 2 December 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4044

Cadw Legacy ID: FL209

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Whitford (Chwitffordd)

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within dense woodland. The barrow is circular on plan and measures about 20m in diameter and up to 1.2m in height.

The monument is of national importance as an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including traces of a buried prehistoric land surface underneath. Its probable association with several other Bronze Age sites in the vicinity further enhances its importance.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 30m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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