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Pant Ifan Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Tremeirchion, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2557 / 53°15'20"N

Longitude: -3.352 / 3°21'7"W

OS Eastings: 309901

OS Northings: 374039

OS Grid: SJ099740

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z1S.3M

Mapcode Global: WH76P.HF1G

Entry Name: Pant Ifan Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 411

Cadw Legacy ID: FL105

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Tremeirchion

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow measures 50ft in diameter and 5ft high. It is grass covered, but of stone construction. In places a kerb of boulders is also visible. It has been excavated.

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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