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Hendom, Alleged Barrow or Castle Mound

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Map ReferenceSJ14SW
Grid ReferenceSJ1356942982
Unitary (Local) AuthorityDenbighshire
Old CountyMerioneth
Type Of SiteMOUND

A rather irregular, near circular mound set on the brink of the escarpment above the Dee. It has been variously identified as a prehistoric cairn or barrow, and as a medieval castle mount. The mound is about 34m across and 4.0m high, with an irregular summit. There are no good indications of a ditch and a possible kerb ring has not been confirmed. It has been variously quarried and otherwise mutilated.
This is probably a natural feature, although it could have been adapted as a funerary monument or as a castle site.
A castle mound lies about 1.0km to the west (NPRN 300518).

Sources: History of Merioneth I (1967), 77-8, 100 No. 94
History of Merioneth II (2001), 413

John Wiles 10.07.07