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Coety Mawr Round Hut and Enclosure

A Scheduled Monument in Talsarnau, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9042 / 52°54'15"N

Longitude: -4.037 / 4°2'13"W

OS Eastings: 263096

OS Northings: 336031

OS Grid: SH630360

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.P3TN

Mapcode Global: WH55T.Y8SD

Entry Name: Coety Mawr Round Hut and Enclosure

Scheduled Date: 17 March 1980

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3231

Cadw Legacy ID: ME110

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Talsarnau

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Description

A well-preserved round hut, 8m in internal diameter, built into the steep SW-facing slope that probably dates to the prehistoric period. The height of the wall varies from 0.5 - 1.2m high, and it is 2.5m wide. Collapsed rubble covers much of the internal face of the wall. The entrance is on the E side, also covered in wall collapse. A fallen stone 1.5m long may be one of the jambs. Enclosure walls adjoin the hut on the N and SW sides, and link to form a large enclosure W of the hut. It is probably contemporary in date to the round hut. The entrance into the hut lies between two terraces which form the NE side of the enclosure. Much of the loose stone has been collected together (probably in the 20th century) and built into large buttresses.

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.

Source: Cadw

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