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Round Barrow 270m north west of Traveller's Inn

A Scheduled Monument in Tremeirchion, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2727 / 53°16'21"N

Longitude: -3.335 / 3°20'5"W

OS Eastings: 311071

OS Northings: 375913

OS Grid: SJ110759

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z4L.SJ

Mapcode Global: WH76H.RZ3Y

Entry Name: Round Barrow 270m NW of Traveller's Inn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2193

Cadw Legacy ID: FL047

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Tremeirchion

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably datse to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow has been ploughed and is made up of clay that is lighter in colour than the rest of the field. There are possible traces of a ditch on the north-west and western sides,.

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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