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Caerhoslligwy Enclosed Hut Groups

A Scheduled Monument in Moelfre, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Latitude: 53.3416 / 53°20'29"N

Longitude: -4.2691 / 4°16'8"W

OS Eastings: 249030

OS Northings: 385146

OS Grid: SH490851

Mapcode National: GBR HMTW.56P

Mapcode Global: WH42G.D8BL

Entry Name: Caerhoslligwy Enclosed Hut Groups

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 521

Cadw Legacy ID: AN105

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Moelfre

Traditional County: Anglesey


The monument comprises the remains of two enclosed groups of hut circles 125 m apart on a limestone ridge. They probably date from the first millennium BC.

Archaeological Item # AN105A To the SW is an oval enclosed hut group with the long axis orientated N-S. The E and S enclosure walls remain, and a part of the W wall, all visible as lines of orthostats in low stone banks. Two huts are visible, one in the S corner of which only the S side remains, and one to the W which is in better condition. The remains of another structure lie to the NE. A modern farm track passes through the W side of the monument, utilising the original entrance.

Archaeological Item # AN105B The site to the NE is similar to AN105A, no huts clearly traceable but considered to be part of a group with AN105A. It is now very difficult to interpret, as quarrying, stone dumping and overgrowth all add to the confusion. The only readily discernible feature is a length of stone walling 13 m long running in a NW - SE direction. A disturbed area with more orthostats lies NE of this wall.

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, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits, including environmental evidence. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

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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