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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 ID: 2335
Cadw Legacy ID: DE223
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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.
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