Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Tumulus, Remains of, N of Barclodiad y Gawres

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 3038
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Aberffraw
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH32847086
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age PLATFORM CAIRN
Status : Scheduled Monument

Description :
A cairn about 65yds in circumference with five small upright stones of a central cist, but no cover. Two large stones on the S side may be remains of a curb. (RCAHMW, 1937)

The remains of a cairn consists of a low mound 0.5m high forming a platform 8m in diameter with a few large boulders in the centre. <2>

A small potsherd probably of Beaker type was found. No trace of bones or cremations were found. <3>

As described above in (<2>). <4>

SH 32837086 Cairn - noted by OS. <5>

On a low grassy, rounded coastal promontory adjoining Barclodiad y Gawres. Not situated on the most prominent part of the promontory but slightly back from it. Relatively low and not visually prominent, unlike Barclodiad. The cist stones are exposed, the rest is grassed over and stable. The possible kerb stones mentioned in 1937 are not visible but one stone exposed during excavation could be part of a kerb. The previous excavations were insufficient to make sense of the structure. (Smith, 2003)

The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, a burial mound probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated on the summit of a locally prominent promontory overlooking Traeth Llydan to the NW. The grass-covered barrow is roughly circular on plan and measures about 11m in diameter and 0.5m in height. The barrow was partially investigated in 1956 (Powell & Daniel, 1956). <7>

Sources :
Parry, I., Parry, L., Evans, R., Hopewell, D., Davidson, A., Williams, T., and Berks, T. , 2012 , Arfordir Coastal Heritage: Final Report ( © GAT)
Smith, G. , 2003 , Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd and Anglesey ( © GAT)
Smith, G., and Steele, N. , 2005 , Pan-Wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis ( © GAT)
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1937 , An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH37SW 10 , <2>
Daniel, G. E. & Powell, T. G. E. , 1956 , Barclodiad y Gawres , <3>
Thompson, D. , 1986 , PRN 3038 , <4>
Ordnance Survey , 1963 , SH36SW 10 , <5>

Events :
42671 : Prn 3038 Gat Site Visit (year : 1989)
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)
44886 : Arfordir Coastal Heritage: Final Report (year : 2012)
40527 : Pan-wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis (year : 2005)

Related PRNs : 302343

Compiled date :

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