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Pen-y-Fynwent Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Rhosybol, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.374 / 53°22'26"N

Longitude: -4.3551 / 4°21'18"W

OS Eastings: 243422

OS Northings: 388929

OS Grid: SH434889

Mapcode National: GBR HMMS.7V7

Mapcode Global: WH427.2GF9

Entry Name: Pen-y-Fynwent Barrow

Scheduled Date: 30 June 1979

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3620

Cadw Legacy ID: AN125

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Rhosybol

Built-Up Area: Rhosybol

Traditional County: Anglesey

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC).

The barrow measures 25m in diameter and 1m high. It tends to merge into the hill on the east-south-east side.

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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