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Ty Mawr Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Bryneglwys, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2303

Cadw Legacy ID: DE033

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Bryneglwys

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.

Source: Cadw

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