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Twr yr Hill Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 53.1117 / 53°6'41"N

Longitude: -3.479 / 3°28'44"W

OS Eastings: 301094

OS Northings: 358186

OS Grid: SJ010581

Mapcode National: GBR 6K.7TNJ

Mapcode Global: WH668.J1JV

Entry Name: Twr yr Hill Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3796

Cadw Legacy ID: DE088

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow or burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). The barrow is situated on a saddle between the headwaters of the rivers Concwest and Clywedog, and is currently within a coniferous forestry plantation.

The barrow is substantial with an average height of 3-4m, and c.40m in diameter. There is 3m diameter x 1.5m deep depression in the centre, suggesting historic disturbance.

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

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 22m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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