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Round Barrow on Coed Yr Esgob

A Scheduled Monument in Prestatyn, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 53.3219 / 53°19'18"N

Longitude: -3.3963 / 3°23'46"W

OS Eastings: 307091

OS Northings: 381463

OS Grid: SJ070814

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZQ0.JX

Mapcode Global: WH768.SRXQ

Entry Name: Round Barrow on Coed Yr Esgob

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2191

Cadw Legacy ID: FL043

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Prestatyn

Built-Up Area: Prestatyn

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 of earth and stone construction and is gorse covered.

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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