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Latitude: 53.0376 / 53°2'15"N
Longitude: -2.9944 / 2°59'39"W
OS Eastings: 333422
OS Northings: 349392
OS Grid: SJ334493
Mapcode National: GBR 75.DR4T
Mapcode Global: WH88Y.ZX84
Entry Name: Hillbury Round Barrow
Source ID: 3730
Cadw Legacy ID: DE164
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Built-Up Area: Wrexham
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow was partially excavated in 1862 and was found to contain both primary and secondary human burials which were left in place. Approximately half the barrow survives 19th and 20th century landscaping and building, with a modern building occupying the SW side with an entrance ramp built across the barrow. It stands up to 1.2m 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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