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Enclosed Hut Circle North-West of Tan Rhiw

A Scheduled Monument in Llanwnda, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0855 / 53°5'7"N

Longitude: -4.2384 / 4°14'18"W

OS Eastings: 250178

OS Northings: 356596

OS Grid: SH501565

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.9NWQ

Mapcode Global: WH43M.VPWY

Entry Name: Enclosed Hut Circle North-West of Tan Rhiw

Scheduled Date: 16 December 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1499

Cadw Legacy ID: CN262

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanwnda

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved single hut circle set within a concentric enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The site contains a variety of structural features. The monument is located within an area known to have been intensively settled during the period of its occupation, and field systems have been identified beyond the scheduled area.

This concentrically enclosed hut is a rare form of settlement and particularly unusual for this part of Wales. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement practices. It is an important relic of the prehistoric landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of environmental and structural evidence, including preserved internal and external floor levels. The archaeological significance of the site is enhanced by its location within an area known to have been intensively settled during periods contemporary with the site.

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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