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Round Barrow 450m east of Penbedw Hall

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

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Latitude: 53.2043 / 53°12'15"N

Longitude: -3.244 / 3°14'38"W

OS Eastings: 317003

OS Northings: 368195

OS Grid: SJ170681

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.24H0

Mapcode Global: WH76Y.4QHC

Entry Name: Round Barrow 450m E of Penbedw Hall

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 140

Cadw Legacy ID: FL134

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Nannerch

Traditional County: Denbighshire


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 circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. The mound measures 24.5m north to south, 20.5m east-west and is c.2m high. Two slight indentations on the northern side may relate to excavations in the 19th century.

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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