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Moel y Plas Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanarmon-yn-Ial (Llanarmon-yn-Iâl), Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0897 / 53°5'22"N

Longitude: -3.2403 / 3°14'25"W

OS Eastings: 317028

OS Northings: 355435

OS Grid: SJ170554

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.9CCZ

Mapcode Global: WH77J.6L7R

Entry Name: Moel y Plas Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2930

Cadw Legacy ID: DE062

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llanarmon-yn-Ial (Llanarmon-yn-Iâl)

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in plan and has a rounded profile. It stands c.0.9m high, with a diameter of c.12m.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Cairns 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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