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Round Barrow at Pentrehobin

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1544 / 53°9'15"N

Longitude: -3.1263 / 3°7'34"W

OS Eastings: 324778

OS Northings: 362510

OS Grid: SJ247625

Mapcode National: GBR 70.592Q

Mapcode Global: WH775.YZG4

Entry Name: Round Barrow at Pentrehobin

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 646

Cadw Legacy ID: FL051

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Nercwys

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 measures 90ft in diameter and 5ft high.

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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