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Latitude: 52.1618 / 52°9'42"N
Longitude: -3.8552 / 3°51'18"W
OS Eastings: 273199
OS Northings: 253129
OS Grid: SN731531
Mapcode National: GBR Y2.5SH5
Mapcode Global: VH4GN.4X8M
Entry Name: Cyrnau Long Hut
Scheduled Date: 26 June 2000
Source ID: 1655
Cadw Legacy ID: CD199
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Rectangular hut
Community: Llanddewi Brefi (Llanddewibrefi)
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
The monument comprises the little-disturbed remains of a long hut at Cyrnau, marking the site of what was once a quite substantial building. Low wall foundations built from a double thickness of stones define a house 10m x 5m in size. The building, which had two entrances, one on either side, conforms with the medieval style of house for this area.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument forms an important element within the wider medieval and early post-medieval context. The scheduled area may be expected to contain a wide range of archaeological information. It is possible that wall collapse into the building will have served to cover and protect the interior, preserving internal structures and original floor surfaces. Chronological detail and evidence in regard to construction techniques and agricultural methods may be contained within the scheduled area. Rectangular huts may be part of a larger cluster of settlements and their importance can be 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.
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