Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Pen y Morwydd Round Barrow, Mechell

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 3055
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Mechell
NGR : SH38479125
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age BARROW
Legal Protection : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
On the summit of Pen-y-morwydd, a mutilated tumulus, 80-90yds in circumference and 8ft high. (No trace on APs 1068/UK 655/4389-90). <1>

A barrow at SH 38479125, 2m high and 25m in diameter, crossed by a modern wall. <2>

Barrow is being destroyed by ploughing which is leading to the erosion of the mound. (Wall marks property boundary). <3>

Scheduling details. <4>

A large and prominent mound. Erosion of the top and sides by animal trampling shows it to be mainly of earth construction although there is no sign of a quarry ditch. The top is fairly flat but there is no evidence of robbing. It lies within two farms. The south-western side has largely been destroyed by the plough cutting into it. The north-eastern side has also been suffering but most of the mound still survives although deteriorating both by animal trampling, plough cutting at the edge and rain washing of the exposed soil. The farmer says the 'there were once standing stones on the west side but these were cleared before the site was protected'. <6>

Sources :
Lynes, M. , 2012 , How do the Standing Stones of Anglesey 'Stand'?
Smith, G. , 2003 , Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd & Anglesey , <6>
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments , 1937 , Anglesey , <1>
Ordnance Survey , 1969 , SH39SE 14 , <2>
Davidson, A. , 1986 , PRN 3055 , <3>
Cadw , 1988 , SAM An 110 , <4>
Davidson, A. , 1990 , SAM An 110 , <5>

Events :
42679 : An 110 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1986)
42680 : An 110 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1990)
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)

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