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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 ID: 4028
Cadw Legacy ID: DE290
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
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.
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