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Eithin-Fynydd Platform House Settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7748 / 52°46'29"N

Longitude: -4.0771 / 4°4'37"W

OS Eastings: 259978

OS Northings: 321715

OS Grid: SH599217

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.Y62H

Mapcode Global: WH56D.BJR3

Entry Name: Eithin-Fynydd Platform House Settlement

Scheduled Date: 8 February 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 845

Cadw Legacy ID: ME202

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Deserted Rural Settlement

Period: Medieval

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Description

The monument consists of the well preserved remains of a small deserted rural settlement, which could date from the medieval period. The settlement comprises the remains of three rectangular buildings set on earthen platforms built into the slope of the ground. The dwellings are visible today as low stone foundations with a rubble core sandwiched between inner and outer facing stonework. One dwelling was subdivided internally and may have been a long house.

The site has particular importance because of its survival, in good condition, in an area which has been subject to past land improvement resulting in the loss of other contemporary settlements. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval or post-medieval settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits, including internal features buried beneath the present ground surface. A deserted rural settlement may be part of a larger cluster of monuments 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.

Source: Cadw

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