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Moel Eithinen Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1224 / 53°7'20"N

Longitude: -3.2595 / 3°15'34"W

OS Eastings: 315812

OS Northings: 359100

OS Grid: SJ158591

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.76QK

Mapcode Global: WH779.XS15

Entry Name: Moel Eithinen Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 25 August 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3894

Cadw Legacy ID: DE280

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located in a slight col or bwlch to the east of the western summit of Moel Eithinen. The barrow is turf-covered and measures 14m in diameter and stands to a height of 0.9m. It has extensive views across Dyffryn Clwyd to the north and south and is within 150m of another barrow - now dstroyed. 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. It is circular and measures 20m in diameter, centred on the barrow.

Source: Cadw

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