CPAT Regional Historic Environment Record
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Penbedw Hall Park Tumulus

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 100223
Trust : Clwyd Powys
Community : Nannerch
NGR : SJ1700368196
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Round barrow
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Description :
Tumulus standing on gently rising ground. Opened in 1860 when "Roman remains" and "calcined pottery" were found (RCAHM 1912, 66-7).

Hall Park, measuring 160 paces circumference and 5-8ft high. Excavations in 1860 revealed some very large stones picked up in the centre, with traces of charcoal and ashes, and a good many pieces of calcined bone, as well as some pottery. Zig-zag pattern on pottery. Illustrated frag of a coarse cinerary urn with inside and outside of lip, as well as body decorated with triangular dabs (Davies 1949, 264-6).

Grass covered mound in good condition. Two slight indentation on N side may relate to earlier excavations. 24.5m N-S, 20.5m E-W, and c. 2m high (Cadw 1987).

The mound, although slightly damaged by excavation, is still in good condition.. Slightly circular, 8m diam, 2.5m high approx. (CCC, 1988)

Elongated mound, 25m E-W x 15m N-S (possible that the N side has been reduced by ploughing, as a slight terrace follows a curve around this side, which would give a larger N-S width of c.21m), surviving height c. 2m. Two small depressions, one near the summit, other on the N side. Mound may have been spread E-W by ploughing, and reduced N-S (CPAT 1999).

The mound is located in the centre of a regularly cultivated field and the current plough line is partly damaging the mound. (CPAT Tir Gofal assessment, 2005)

Sources :
Davies, E , 1949 , Prehistoric and Roman Remains of Flintshire
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1912 , Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouth II - County of Flintshire
Baxter, C L , 2005 , Tir Gofal Management Plan: Heritage Management Information (HE1). Penbedw - NE/06/5088
Bull, D E , 2005 , Tir Gofal Management Plan: Heritage Management Information (HE2). Penbedw - NE/06/5088
Clwyd Archaeology Service , 1979 , Site visit record - PRN100223
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1999 , Site visit record - PRN100223
Clwyd Archaeology Service , 1988 , Site visit record - PRN100223
Cadw , 1987 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - Fl134(FLT)
Cadw , 1997 , Scheduling map - Fl134(FLT)
Ordnance Survey , 1954 , OS record card SJ 16 NE 4

Events :
310745 : Penbedw Hall Park Tumulus, field visit 1987 (year : 1987)
310746 : Penbedw Hall Park Tumulus, field visit 1979 (year : 1979)
326734 : Penbedw Hall Park Tumulus, field visit 1910 (year : 1910)
326735 : Penbedw Hall Park Tumulus, field visit 1922 (year : 1922)
327096 : Penbedw Hall Park Tumulus, field visit 1999 (year : 1999)
331944 : Penbedw Hall Park Tumulus, field visit 1988 (year : 1988)

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September 16, 2014, 9:28 pm - File produced for Archwilio from CPAT's Regional HER.
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