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Rhewl Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Llanynys, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 53.1328 / 53°7'58"N

Longitude: -3.325 / 3°19'30"W

OS Eastings: 311445

OS Northings: 360334

OS Grid: SJ114603

Mapcode National: GBR 6R.6NSJ

Mapcode Global: WH778.WJT6

Entry Name: Rhewl Round Barrows

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 601

Cadw Legacy ID: DE167

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llanynys

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of two earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The eastern barrow has been spread by ploughing and measures 90ft in diameter and 3-4ft high. The western barrow measures 30ft in diameter and 4ft 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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