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Latitude: 53.3121 / 53°18'43"N
Longitude: -3.3464 / 3°20'46"W
OS Eastings: 310393
OS Northings: 380305
OS Grid: SJ103803
Mapcode National: GBR 5Z24.9F
Mapcode Global: WH76H.K0PQ
Entry Name: Round Barrows North West of Axton Baptist Chapel
Source ID: 3096
Cadw Legacy ID: FL114
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Traditional County: Flintshire
The monument comprises the remains of two earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrows are located in the same field with the western barrow measuring 75ft in diameter and 7ft high and the eastern barrow measuring 55ft 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.
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