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Crop marks (revealed by Aerial photography) south east of Pen-y-Sarn, Bryn-Crug

A Scheduled Monument in Bryn-crug, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6107 / 52°36'38"N

Longitude: -4.0631 / 4°3'47"W

OS Eastings: 260403

OS Northings: 303438

OS Grid: SH604034

Mapcode National: GBR 8S.8Q6Q

Mapcode Global: WH575.KMDX

Entry Name: Crop marks (revealed by Aerial photography) SE of Pen-y-Sarn, Bryn-Crug

Scheduled Date: 24 October 1979

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2483

Cadw Legacy ID: ME106

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Bryn-crug

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of multiple hut circles, which probably dates from the first millennium BC. The site showed up on air photographs in the drought of 1975 and it appeared to consist of traces of two overlapping settlement enclosures, containing the huts, with an adjacent system of field boundaries.

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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