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Cors-y-Bol Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Tref Alaw, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 2536

Cadw Legacy ID: AN091

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Tref Alaw

Traditional County: Anglesey

Description

This barrow 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 c2m apart. SE of the centre there appears to be a slight raised area about 6m in diameter.

The clay soil of the bank showed up against the peat when freshly ploughed. It is cut by previously positioned fence, and the part to the E has been ploughed, 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.

Source: Cadw

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