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Hillbury Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Offa, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3730

Cadw Legacy ID: DE164

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Offa

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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