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Gatewen Hall round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Broughton (Brychdyn), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Latitude: 53.055 / 53°3'18"N

Longitude: -3.0205 / 3°1'13"W

OS Eastings: 331699

OS Northings: 351351

OS Grid: SJ316513

Mapcode National: GBR 74.CJT3

Mapcode Global: WH88Y.KGXS

Entry Name: Gatewen Hall round barrow

Scheduled Date: 23 January 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4028

Cadw Legacy ID: DE290

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Broughton (Brychdyn)

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within improved pasture near the leading edge of a NE-facing terrace above and to the SW of the gully cut by a stream. The grass-covered barrow is circular on plan and measures about 21m in diameter and up to 1.5m in height.

The monument is of national importance as an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including traces of a buried prehistoric land surface underneath. Its survival within an area of improved agricultural land is also very rare and further enhances its importance.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 30m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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