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Caerau Ancient Village

A Scheduled Monument in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0162 / 53°0'58"N

Longitude: -4.2834 / 4°17'0"W

OS Eastings: 246923

OS Northings: 348978

OS Grid: SH469489

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.G3YP

Mapcode Global: WH440.5GK3

Entry Name: Caerau Ancient Village

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2429

Cadw Legacy ID: CN067

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllyfni

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of multiple hut circles and early fields on the lower slopes of Mynydd Craig Goch, which probably dates from the first millennium BC. The scheduled area includes two of the settlement sites and a part of the associated fields.

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. 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 areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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