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Latitude: 52.8944 / 52°53'39"N
Longitude: -3.4192 / 3°25'9"W
OS Eastings: 304622
OS Northings: 333936
OS Grid: SJ046339
Mapcode National: GBR 6M.PPY6
Mapcode Global: WH78D.GH1Y
Entry Name: Cwm Tywyll House Platforms
Scheduled Date: 27 May 1999
Source ID: 1586
Cadw Legacy ID: DE249
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: House platform
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of three rectangular earthen building platforms, which probably date to the Medieval period and are located on the west facing slope of Cwm Tywyll. The platforms measure between 15m and 18m in length and between 6m and 11m in width. All of the platforms are within close proximity to large banked enclosures and linear fields, suggesting they may be contemporary.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric/medieval settlement. The monument forms an important element within the wider prehistoric/medieval context and the scheduled area may be expected to contain a wide range of archaeological information, including chronological detail and evidence in regard to construction techniques and agricultural methods. House platforms may be part of a larger cluster of settlement and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is rectangular and measures 80m x 100m.
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