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Latitude: 53.0248 / 53°1'29"N
Longitude: -3.2525 / 3°15'9"W
OS Eastings: 316088
OS Northings: 348233
OS Grid: SJ160482
Mapcode National: GBR 6V.FGFM
Mapcode Global: WH77X.07GG
Entry Name: Ty Mawr Round Barrows
Source ID: 2303
Cadw Legacy ID: DE033
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of three earthen built round barrows. Round barrows normally date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). They are primarily a funerary monument, and are usually circular in plan with a rounded profile, and generally contain one or more cremations or inhumations.
The Ty Mawr round barrows are situated within two adjoining fields. Barrow A lies in the west. It is turf covered, and stands approximately 1.2m high. Just to the south-east, barrow B is bisected by the boundary hedge and fence, and stands slightly higher at approximately 1.3m. Barrow C is in the eastern field. It again is turf-covered, and stands approximately 1.2m high. All three barrows have a diameter of approximately 26m.
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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