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Plas-Meifod Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Henllan, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 384

Cadw Legacy ID: DE051

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Henllan

Built-Up Area: Henllan

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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