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Aelwyd Uchaf

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Aelwyd Uchaf</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (8.5.2010)
Nearest Town:Prestatyn (6km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SJ0758577185 / Sheet: 116
Latitude:53° 16' 59.56" N
Longitude:   3° 23' 10.75" W

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Passed 8.5.2010 along Offa's Dyke path. There are three barrows here, but two are very badly ploughed down and the third may not actually be a barrow!

The ploughed down ones are better seen from a distance, as we saw them from Marian Ffrith to the north. Up close they just blend into the field.

The third (Barrow I on Coflein) is prominent and has a hedge planted across the top of it. It was also sadly being used as a place to leave farm equipment. However, despite the sorry state of the barrows now, they are still part of a lanscape liberally scattered with bronze age barrows. Marian Bach barrows are visible nearby to the NW, Mynydd y Cwm to the immediate south is crowned by the three Llyn-y-Gorseddau barrows and most obvious of all is the massive cairn on The Gop to the NNE.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
23rd May 2010ce
Edited 23rd May 2010ce

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Three round barrows below Mynydd y Cwm, descriptions from Coflein:

Barrow I (SJ0758577185):

"This is one of a group of three barrows ... . It is an irregular oval mound, possibly a natural feature, 39m by 32m and 1.5m to 2.7m high."

Barrow II (SJ0755777069)

"This is one of a group of three barrows ... . It has been ploughed down, surviving as a low mound 13m in diameter and 0.7m high.

Excavation in 1955 revealed a central in-urned cremation, two secondary cremations and a small bone pommel. A socketed iron axehead, thought to be Iron Age, was recovered from the surface soil."

Barrow III (SJ0770077145)

"This is one of a group of three barrows ... . It has been ploughed out and survives as a low mound 20m in diameter and 0.7m high.

Excavation in 1956 demonstrated the presence of a central cremation, with urn fragments, within a pseudo-cist, as well as a possible secondary cremation."
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
23rd May 2010ce
Edited 23rd May 2010ce