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Round Barrow 180m east of Mwccwd

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

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Latitude: 53.2245 / 53°13'28"N

Longitude: -3.2288 / 3°13'43"W

OS Eastings: 318058

OS Northings: 370420

OS Grid: SJ180704

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.0VK8

Mapcode Global: WH76Y.C6QW

Entry Name: Round Barrow 180m E of Mwccwd

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 647

Cadw Legacy ID: FL040

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Ysceifiog

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is located at the junction of three hedges and is very stony and of a low heght.

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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