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Early Fields & Dwellings Nr Maen y Bardd

A Scheduled Monument in Caerhun, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.227 / 53°13'37"N

Longitude: -3.8923 / 3°53'32"W

OS Eastings: 273773

OS Northings: 371663

OS Grid: SH737716

Mapcode National: GBR 60.0NZ9

Mapcode Global: WH54C.54SZ

Entry Name: Early Fields & Dwellings Nr Maen y Bardd

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2446

Cadw Legacy ID: CN181

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Caerhun

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of early

field systems either side of the ancient trackway, later Roman road, leading down into the Conwy valley from Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen (and includes part of this track), and the separate elements vary from standing stones to hut groups to long huts. Almost the whole area is covered by (a) field system(s), linked to ditto in Cn 157, and extending well beyond the Scheduled Area.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric and medieval defensive organisation and settlement. The site forms an important element within the wider later prehistoric context and within the surrounding landscape. The site is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.

Source: Cadw

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