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Latitude: 53.1086 / 53°6'31"N
Longitude: -3.2392 / 3°14'20"W
OS Eastings: 317144
OS Northings: 357542
OS Grid: SJ171575
Mapcode National: GBR 6V.85NQ
Mapcode Global: WH77J.64S6
Entry Name: Moel Gyw Round Barrow
Source ID: 2315
Cadw Legacy ID: DE063
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Community: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. Moel Gyw Round Barrow is about 1.3m high, and has a shallow ditch visible on the western and south-eastern sides.
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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