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Round Barrow 400m south east of Smithy Gate

A Scheduled Monument in Holywell (Treffynnon), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2679 / 53°16'4"N

Longitude: -3.2301 / 3°13'48"W

OS Eastings: 318053

OS Northings: 375247

OS Grid: SJ180752

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZWN.H8

Mapcode Global: WH76R.C423

Entry Name: Round Barrow 400m SE of Smithy Gate

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2187

Cadw Legacy ID: FL032

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Holywell (Treffynnon)

Built-Up Area: Holywell

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 is covered by turf and bracken and some old mine shafts impinge on the western side.

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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