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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
Source ID: 2187
Cadw Legacy ID: FL032
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Community: Holywell (Treffynnon)
Built-Up Area: Holywell
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). 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.
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