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Y Foel Ddu Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Ceiriog Ucha, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8769 / 52°52'36"N

Longitude: -3.2981 / 3°17'53"W

OS Eastings: 312731

OS Northings: 331837

OS Grid: SJ127318

Mapcode National: GBR 6S.QWW8

Mapcode Global: WH78G.9YQC

Entry Name: Y Foel Ddu Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 30 January 2001

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3854

Cadw Legacy ID: DE276

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile, measuring 14m in diameter and 1.3m high.

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. It is circular and measures 16m in diameter, centred on the cairn.

Source: Cadw

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