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Round Barrow 225m south east of Parc y Prysau

A Scheduled Monument in Brynford (Brynffordd), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2433 / 53°14'35"N

Longitude: -3.2249 / 3°13'29"W

OS Eastings: 318356

OS Northings: 372512

OS Grid: SJ183725

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZXY.M2

Mapcode Global: WH76R.FQKY

Entry Name: Round Barrow 225m SE of Parc y Prysau

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2197

Cadw Legacy ID: FL053

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Brynford (Brynffordd)

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 60ft in diameter and 5ft 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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