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Latitude: 53.2019 / 53°12'6"N
Longitude: -3.4574 / 3°27'26"W
OS Eastings: 302750
OS Northings: 368194
OS Grid: SJ027681
Mapcode National: GBR 6L.26N8
Mapcode Global: WH65P.VST7
Entry Name: Plas-Meifod Round Barrow
Source ID: 384
Cadw Legacy ID: DE051
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Built-Up Area: Henllan
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of a earthen and stone built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. It has a diameter of 19m and stands 1.5m high.
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.