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Latitude: 52.8563 / 52°51'22"N
Longitude: -4.0952 / 4°5'42"W
OS Eastings: 259025
OS Northings: 330812
OS Grid: SH590308
Mapcode National: GBR 5R.S1PF
Mapcode Global: WH560.2G5N
Entry Name: Cefnfilltir Enclosed Homestead
Scheduled Date: 18 May 1989
Source ID: 2482
Cadw Legacy ID: ME098
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Enclosed hut circle
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument consists of the remains of a concentric enclosed hut circle, dating to the Bronze Age or Iron Age (c. 2,200BC - AD74). The site is characterised by a single, large round hut surrounded by a concentric enclosing wall. Within the outer wall as well as the hut circle are two smaller structures, although the second small circle is not clear and both may be later additions. The S part of the outer wall forms the base of a field wall, but it is quite well preserved on the N. The outer wall has an internal diameter of about 27.5m and an original thickness of about 2.5m. The massively built hut circle is 8.5m in diameter, with an entrance on the E side marked by one remaining portal stone. The smaller huts are about 1.8m and 2.5m in diameter.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. 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.
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