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Latitude: 53.2797 / 53°16'46"N
Longitude: -3.2774 / 3°16'38"W
OS Eastings: 314924
OS Northings: 376614
OS Grid: SJ149766
Mapcode National: GBR 5ZKJ.71
Mapcode Global: WH76J.MTJM
Entry Name: Y Gorseddau Round Barrows
Source ID: 3812
Cadw Legacy ID: FL075
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Community: Whitford (Chwitffordd)
Built-Up Area: Gorsedd
Traditional County: Flintshire
The monument comprises the remains of three large, earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrows are circular in shape on plan, and have a rounded profile. The barrows occupy a local rise in a prominent position with good views and visibility in all directions.
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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