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Latitude: 51.7052 / 51°42'18"N
Longitude: -3.5599 / 3°33'35"W
OS Eastings: 292305
OS Northings: 201874
OS Grid: SN923018
Mapcode National: GBR HF.3M8R
Mapcode Global: VH5GL.7DWM
Entry Name: Blaenrhondda settlement
Scheduled Date: 7 December 1936
Source ID: 2867
Cadw Legacy ID: GM101
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Hut circle settlement
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Built-Up Area: Treherbert
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a hut circle settlement dating to the prehistoric period. This well preserved settlement is situated on a gently sloping south-facing terrace at the head of the Rhondda Valley. It comprises a number of small sub-rectangular and sub-circular huts and platforms with associated larger irregular stock enclosures.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric land use, settlement and economy. It is a well preserved, relatively rare and little understood exaple of upland settlement and retains great archaeological potential to enhance our knowledge of post medieval stock rearing practices in the upland zone, whether as permanent settlement, regular transhumance, or intermittent opportunistic expansion.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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