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Round Barrow 270m east of Axton Baptist Chapel

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3107 / 53°18'38"N

Longitude: -3.3401 / 3°20'24"W

OS Eastings: 310808

OS Northings: 380140

OS Grid: SJ108801

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z34.NY

Mapcode Global: WH76H.N1PT

Entry Name: Round Barrow 270m E of Axton Baptist Chapel

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2194

Cadw Legacy ID: FL045

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Llanasa

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

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 rounded profile. The barrow measures 31m in diameter and is 0.6m high, and is located at the eastern end of a ridge. A hedge bisects the barrow, and the monument is much reduced west of this boundary.

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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