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Tomen y Gwyddel barrow
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 101023 Trust : Clwyd Powys Community : Ceiriog Ucha NGR : SJ17513551 Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Round barrow Legal Protection : scheduled ancient 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.
ROUND BARROW 9M IN DIAMETER 0.6M HIGH WITH A SHALLOW DITCH AROUND PART OF PERIMETER HAS BEEN FILLED WITH FIELD CLEARANCE STONES (O.S. 1963)
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).
Davies, E , 1929 , The Prehistoric and Roman remains of Denbighshire
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1914 , Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire - IV County of Denbigh
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1999 , Site visit record - PRN101023
Cadw , 2002 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De171(WRE)
Ordnance Survey , 1974 , OS record card SJ 13 NE 5
Events : 311662 : Tomen y Gwyddel barrow, field visit 1977 (year : 1977) 326832 : Tomen y Gwyddel barrow, field visit 1916 (year : 1916) 326833 : Tomen y Gwyddel barrow, field visit 1989 (year : 1989) 327053 : Tomen y Gwyddel barrow, field visit 1999 (year : 1999) 330287 : Tomen y Gwyddel barrow, field visit 2002 (year : 2002)