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Latitude: 53.2807 / 53°16'50"N
Longitude: -3.2803 / 3°16'49"W
OS Eastings: 314731
OS Northings: 376737
OS Grid: SJ147767
Mapcode National: GBR 5ZJH.MN
Mapcode Global: WH76J.LS4S
Entry Name: Round Barrow 135m NW of Rosehill Farm Gorsedd
Source ID: 3732
Cadw Legacy ID: FL050
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Community: Whitford (Chwitffordd)
Built-Up Area: Gorsedd
Traditional County: Flintshire
The monument comprises the remains of an earthen 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 flat-topped profile. The barrow measures 26m in diameter and is 3m high. The barrow was disturbed in 1868, but removal of material ceased when human bones were discovered.
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.
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