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Latitude: 52.9503 / 52°57'1"N
Longitude: -3.8581 / 3°51'29"W
OS Eastings: 275258
OS Northings: 340834
OS Grid: SH752408
Mapcode National: GBR 61.L59Q
Mapcode Global: WH55Q.Q30J
Entry Name: Afon Goch Deserted Rural Settlement
Scheduled Date: 30 March 2001
Source ID: 1676
Cadw Legacy ID: ME191
Schedule Class: Domestic
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument consists of the well preserved remains of 16 stone buildings, of varying forms, which are spread across an east facing slope overlooking the Afon Goch. There are at least three types of buildings present, including three examples of long multi-compartment buildings or longhouses, eleven compact rectangular long huts with one or two internal compartments, and two later buildings, probably 19th century hafodai. All of the buildings have individual interest but, combined, they present a well preserved fragment of historic landscape spanning many centuries of time, with the earliest potentially dating from the medieval period. They demonstrate a changing pattern of occupation and land use.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval or post-medieval settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. Longhouses may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can be further enhanced by their group value.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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