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Latitude: 53.0303 / 53°1'49"N
Longitude: -3.1523 / 3°9'8"W
OS Eastings: 322817
OS Northings: 348735
OS Grid: SJ228487
Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.F2RP
Mapcode Global: WH77Y.K337
Entry Name: Cryn-y-Brain Round Barrow
Scheduled Date: 21 August 2000
Source ID: 1669
Cadw Legacy ID: DE270
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of a 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, measuring 18m in diameter and rising to a height of 2m. The barrow appears undisturbed.
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. It is circular and measures 22m in diameter, centred on the cairn.
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