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Latitude: 53.0238 / 53°1'25"N
Longitude: -3.5527 / 3°33'9"W
OS Eastings: 295955
OS Northings: 348513
OS Grid: SH959485
Mapcode National: GBR 6G.FFJ5
Mapcode Global: WH66M.D8H7
Entry Name: Bryn Teg Enclosure
Scheduled Date: 13 January 1987
Source ID: 2341
Cadw Legacy ID: DE229
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Enclosed hut circle
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed hut circle settlement, which probably dates from the first millennium BC. It is located upon a south-facing spur above Nant y Felin. The settlement is oval in shape on plan and measures c. 65m E-W by 55m transversely. It is enclosed by a single bank and ditch. Three circular structures, c. 12.5-15m in diameter are apparent as slight earthworks within the enclosure. Aerial photographic evidence reveals that the settlement is set at the E end of a larger and irregularly oval-shaped ditch-defined enclosure, which measures c. 128m E-W by 68m transversely. Originally designated in 1987, the N edge of the scheduled area has been encroached on by part of a dwelling and garden. The scheduled area has been revised in order to correspond more accurately with the archaeological remains and excludes the dwelling.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement practices. It is an important relic of the prehistoric landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. The site has survived relatively intact in an area of undisturbed grassland and does not appear to have been badly damaged by later agricultural practices. The presence of earthworks within the enclosure suggests that there is a strong probability of the presence of environmental and structural evidence, including preserved internal and external floor levels.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. The scheduled area is irregular in shape on plan and measures 230m NW-SE by 150m transversely.
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