Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Early Fields & Dwellings Nr Maen y Bardd

A Scheduled Monument in Caerhun, Conwy

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


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


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 (or systems), linked to those 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.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.