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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Holywell Racecourse Alternative Name: Bwrdd y Rhyfel 2
Country: Wales County: Flintshire Type: Round Barrow(s)
Nearest Town: Holywell  Nearest Village: Babell
Map Ref: SJ15177526  Landranger Map Number: 116
Latitude: 53.267522N  Longitude: 3.273365W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
2 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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Holywell Racecourse
Holywell Racecourse submitted by TimPrevett : The CADW guidebook lists this as cursus, henge and barrow. From the back of the picture 1) in front of the hay bales in black 'bin bags', can be seen the raised mound of the barrow; 2) across the centre of the picture, left to right, is a dark line, indicating the henge ditch, and 3) the raised ground coming into the bottom left corner shows the remains of the cursus. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cursus in Flintshire
Status: Possible
NMR No. PRN 102384
Extent: 70mx15m

The following information from Coflein site. "Formerly regarded as two lengths of Offa's Dyke (Nprn306866), abutting an earlier circle (Fox 1956, 22-27), this monument complex comprises a barrow, c.24m in diameter and 1.1m high, set eccentrically within an oval enclosure, c.82m by 72m, defined by a bank with an external ditch, which has two lengths of bank, ditched on either side, springing from it, that on the NW extending for c.184m, that on the SSE for c.68m.

The barrow was excavated in 1925, revealing an inhumation in a central pit and three secondary cremations, one in-urned.
A further, N-S, bank, with possible side ditches, cut by the circle, has been observed.
See Nprn306868.
(sources: Os495card SJ17NE3; Gibson in Barclay and Harding 1999)
See Nprn's 306868 & 300495 for linear dykes to the N and S.
J.Wiles 29.10.02"
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Holywell Racecourse
Holywell Racecourse submitted by postman : A very interesting and perplexing site, apparently. Best seen from the air on Coflein. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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