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Hen-dy round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor (Trelawnyd a Gwaenysgor), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3045 / 53°18'16"N

Longitude: -3.3739 / 3°22'25"W

OS Eastings: 308545

OS Northings: 379500

OS Grid: SJ085795

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZW7.C4

Mapcode Global: WH76H.46NJ

Entry Name: Hen-dy round barrow

Scheduled Date: 6 January 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4038

Cadw Legacy ID: FL202

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor (Trelawnyd a Gwaenysgor)

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a fine round barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within improved pasture on the rounded summit of a small hill to the SSW of Gop Hill. The grass-covered barrow is circular on plan and measures about 22m in diameter and up to 0.5m in height. It commands fine views, particularly to the SE.

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.

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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