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Plas-Yw Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Nannerch, Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1936 / 53°11'37"N

Longitude: -3.2555 / 3°15'19"W

OS Eastings: 316214

OS Northings: 367017

OS Grid: SJ162670

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.2TYW

Mapcode Global: WH76X.YZXL

Entry Name: Plas-Yw Round Barrows

Scheduled Date: 7 May 1980

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2222

Cadw Legacy ID: FL169

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Nannerch

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 18m in diameter amd 0.7m 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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