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Tomen y Gwyddel barrow

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 101023
Trust : Clwyd Powys
Community : Ceiriog Ucha
Unitary authority : Wrexham
NGR : SJ17513551
Site Type (preferred type first) : BRONZE AGE ROUND BARROW
Status : scheduled monument

Description :
Ellis Davies gives dimensions of tumulus as 30 paces circumference, height 2 and 1/2 ft. Surrounded by shallow ditch.Small round hollow in the centre. Dug into and practically levelled about 1854 by 2 men looking for treasure. Apparently found nothing of interest. Situated close to SE corner of a small plantation, and crossed by a wire fence.


Height 0.65 (0.4 on N side). Trace of ditch remains on W side (Cadw 1989).

Roughly circular mound, now irregular due to disturbance. E-W fence crosses N side, with N-S fence on boundary bank to W. Small modern plantation within 2m to SE. Mound is 7m diam x 0.6m high, turf covered, with depression in centre. Spread of loose clearance stones on S and E sides may be filling a ditch. Apparent ditch on W wide (Cadw 1989) is an illusion created by proximity of field bank. Further clearance in field to N. Possible trace of ditch c. 1.2m wide x 0.3m deep to NW in area of reeds (CPAT 1999).

Sources :
Cadw , 2002 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De171(WRE)
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1999 , Site visit record - PRN101023
Davies, E , 1929 , The Prehistoric and Roman remains of Denbighshire
Ordnance Survey , 1974 , OS record card SJ 13 NE 5
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1914 , Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire - IV County of Denbigh

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Compiled date : 31-12-1980

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March 22, 2019, 10:02 am - File produced for Archwilio from CPAT's Regional HER.
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