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Darland Wood Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Ruabon (Rhiwabon), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9721 / 52°58'19"N

Longitude: -3.0459 / 3°2'45"W

OS Eastings: 329861

OS Northings: 342152

OS Grid: SJ298421

Mapcode National: GBR 73.JYCQ

Mapcode Global: WH89B.5KVC

Entry Name: Darland Wood Round Barrows

Scheduled Date: 3 November 1978

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2335

Cadw Legacy ID: DE223

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrows are circular in shape on plan, and have a rounded profile. Darland Wood Round Barrow A was mostly levelled in 1890, and continued ploughing has reduced the barrow further. It now exists as a slight rise in the field approximately 0.5-1m high, with a diameter of 15-20m. Darland Wood Round Barrow B has a diameter of 26m and is 0.4-1.3m high.

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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