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Plas Heaton Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Henllan, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 53.2055 / 53°12'19"N

Longitude: -3.4497 / 3°26'58"W

OS Eastings: 303270

OS Northings: 368584

OS Grid: SJ032685

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.22HP

Mapcode Global: WH65P.ZPGG

Entry Name: Plas Heaton Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2307

Cadw Legacy ID: DE049

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Henllan

Built-Up Area: Henllan

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earth and stone built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow now forms an irregular mound, approximately 18m N-S across and 1.5m high from the northern side. The barrow was excavated in the nineteenth century, which has resulted in a hollowed upper surface and spoil spread. A primary inhumation within a cist with a beaker was identified, with four secondary burials, including a cremation.

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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