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Criafol Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Tremeirchion, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2742 / 53°16'27"N

Longitude: -3.3614 / 3°21'41"W

OS Eastings: 309312

OS Northings: 376114

OS Grid: SJ093761

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZZK.2Z

Mapcode Global: WH76H.BYKS

Entry Name: Criafol Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 13 December 1983

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 639

Cadw Legacy ID: FL170

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Tremeirchion

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan, and has 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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