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Allt Fach Deserted Rural Settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Llywel, Powys

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Latitude: 51.8442 / 51°50'39"N

Longitude: -3.6775 / 3°40'39"W

OS Eastings: 284535

OS Northings: 217509

OS Grid: SN845175

Mapcode National: GBR Y9.TVW2

Mapcode Global: VH5FR.6XP3

Entry Name: Allt Fach Deserted Rural Settlement

Scheduled Date: 18 May 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1582

Cadw Legacy ID: BR263

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Deserted Rural Settlement

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Llywel

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument consists of the remains of a deserted rural settlement, probably dating to the medieval or post-medieval period. The settlement is located on a gently sloping terrace of the east face of Allt Fach and comprises a series of enclosures, building platforms and circular structures. The presence of different structure types may suggest that the settlement was occupied over a prolonged period, with the circular structure possibly prehistoric hut circles.

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. A deserted rural settlement may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can 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.

Source: Cadw

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