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Latitude: 53.331 / 53°19'51"N
Longitude: -4.4414 / 4°26'29"W
OS Eastings: 237516
OS Northings: 384349
OS Grid: SH375843
Mapcode National: GBR HMDW.Y0L
Mapcode Global: WH42C.RJ7Q
Entry Name: Cors-y-Bol Round Barrow
Scheduled Date: 2 July 1957
Source ID: 2536
Cadw Legacy ID: AN091
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)
Community: Tref Alaw
Traditional County: Anglesey
The monument comprises the remains of a barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It was discovered in April 1956 by the farmer while reclaiming land on the edge of the bog. It consists of a circular earth bank 24.5m in diameter and 60cm high by 2.4m broad. There are some large stones set in the bank; one was removed during the ploughing and three others are visible. They seem to be c.2m apart. SE of the centre there appears to be a slight raised area about 6m in diameter.
The E part has been ploughed and the clay soil of the bank showed up against the peat at the time, while that to the W lies on boggy ground. Flints have been found in the field to the E of the circle.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.