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Latitude: 52.934 / 52°56'2"N
Longitude: -3.2485 / 3°14'54"W
OS Eastings: 316179
OS Northings: 338133
OS Grid: SJ161381
Mapcode National: GBR 6V.M9D2
Mapcode Global: WH789.2JC1
Entry Name: Tomen y Meirw
Source ID: 3623
Cadw Legacy ID: DE102
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Community: Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. Tomen y Meirw is approximately 21m in diameter and 2.2m high. It has been disturbed in the past, resulting in a hollowed area in the centre.
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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