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Round Barrow 350m south west of Glol Farm

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

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Latitude: 53.2951 / 53°17'42"N

Longitude: -3.3196 / 3°19'10"W

OS Eastings: 312139

OS Northings: 378379

OS Grid: SJ121783

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z8B.3J

Mapcode Global: WH76H.ZFCS

Entry Name: Round Barrow 350m SW of Glol Farm

Scheduled Date: 21 June 1995

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1414

Cadw Legacy ID: FL187

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Llanasa

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) and is located on slightly sloping round within a conifer plantation. The barrow measures 9m in diameter and stands to a height of 0.8m with an irregular hollow measuirng 1.5m wide and 0.4m deep at its summit.

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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