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Sutton Green round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Isycoed (Is-y-coed), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Latitude: 53.0305 / 53°1'49"N

Longitude: -2.8871 / 2°53'13"W

OS Eastings: 340605

OS Northings: 348505

OS Grid: SJ406485

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.F175

Mapcode Global: WH896.M3D2

Entry Name: Sutton Green round barrow

Scheduled Date: 19 December 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4030

Cadw Legacy ID: DE291

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Isycoed (Is-y-coed)

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of a fine round barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within unimproved pasture on the level plain to the NW of the confluence of the River Clywedog and the River Dee. The grass-covered barrow is circular on plan and measures about 19m in diameter and up to 1.5m in height.

The monument is of national importance as an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including traces of a buried prehistoric land surface underneath.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 28m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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