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Latitude: 52.7652 / 52°45'54"N
Longitude: -4.0682 / 4°4'5"W
OS Eastings: 260550
OS Northings: 320628
OS Grid: SH605206
Mapcode National: GBR 5S.YVMT
Mapcode Global: WH56D.GRZH
Entry Name: Ceunant Egryn Enclosed Settlement
Scheduled Date: 18 May 1989
Source ID: 271
Cadw Legacy ID: ME099
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Enclosed hut circle
Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The site is of the concentric-circle type with one side formed by a sheer drop to the stream and the other (N) scarped into the slope above and faced with walling. The remains of this wall now do not stand above the ground surface on the upper side, or barely, but there was probably once a free-standing wall above the retaining walling. There is little in the way of evidence for walling on the S, above the drop, and the ends of the wall seem to fade out before they reach the edge (although on the W the wall seems to turn towards the hut site before petering out), so there may have been little more than a fence or palisade on this side - or the stone has all fallen over the edge.
The interior evidently has been levelled to some extent, as is clear from the way the ground has been cut away at the back. The central hut circle can just be traced on the ground, but shows up more clearly on air photographs.
There is what appears to be a well-defined and perhaps ancient trackway passing the site on the N, which has the appearance of revetting along the lower side. The whole area is covered with field walls, some of which are likely to be contemporary with the site. There is an especially good field system stretching away to the W .
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.
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