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Nook round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Ysceifiog, Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.2515 / 53°15'5"N

Longitude: -3.2905 / 3°17'25"W

OS Eastings: 313991

OS Northings: 373502

OS Grid: SJ139735

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZGV.D4

Mapcode Global: WH76Q.FJ9N

Entry Name: Nook round barrow

Scheduled Date: 3 December 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4034

Cadw Legacy ID: FL197

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Ysceifiog

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument comprises the remains of a fine round barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within improved pasture on the rounded summit of a local hill, overlooking a small gully to the NW. The earth and stone barrow is circular on plan and measures about 23m in diameter and up to 1m in height.

The monument is of national importance as an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including traces of a buried prehistoric land surface underneath. Its survival within an area of improved agricultural land is also very rare and further enhances its importance, as does its probable association with several other Bronze Age sites in the vicinity.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 30m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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