Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Round Barrow 400m south east of Tai Marian

A Scheduled Monument in Cwm, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2836 / 53°17'0"N

Longitude: -3.3876 / 3°23'15"W

OS Eastings: 307583

OS Northings: 377187

OS Grid: SJ075771

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZSG.DN

Mapcode Global: WH76G.YQ0L

Entry Name: Round Barrow 400m SE of Tai Marian

Scheduled Date: 3 February 1934

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2834

Cadw Legacy ID: FL041

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Cwm

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow or burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). The round barrow is situated upon the gentle, lower, north facing slopes of Mynydd y Cwm, part of the northern Clwydian Range. The barrow currently measures up to c.40m in diameter with a maximum height of 2.4m. However, ploughing has undoubtedly spread the barrow somewhat, as well as reducing its height, especially in the east where a low lip defines its former extent.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 42m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.