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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 ID: 845
Cadw Legacy ID: ME202
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Deserted Rural Settlement
Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy
Traditional County: Merionethshire
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.
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