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Round Barrow East of Corby

A Scheduled Monument in Betws yn Rhos, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2622 / 53°15'43"N

Longitude: -3.7271 / 3°43'37"W

OS Eastings: 284894

OS Northings: 375303

OS Grid: SH848753

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZDQ.W9

Mapcode Global: WH65C.Q8CG

Entry Name: Round Barrow East of Corby

Scheduled Date: 24 August 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1341

Cadw Legacy ID: DE285

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Betws yn Rhos

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c.2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and measures 12m in diameter and stands to a height of 1m. The monument appears undisturbed.

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. It is a circle and measures 18m in diameter, centred on the barrow.

Source: Cadw

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