Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

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

Enclosed Hut Circle Settlement at Fridd Bodyfyddau

A Scheduled Monument in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

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: 52.8911 / 52°53'27"N

Longitude: -3.8875 / 3°53'15"W

OS Eastings: 273107

OS Northings: 334294

OS Grid: SH731342

Mapcode National: GBR 60.PXVK

Mapcode Global: WH55X.8L1H

Entry Name: Enclosed Hut Circle Settlement at Fridd Bodyfyddau

Scheduled Date: 12 December 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1496

Cadw Legacy ID: ME168

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Trawsfynydd

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of a complex, well preserved and impressively complete nucleated settlement of multiple hut circles, which probably dates from the first millennium BC. The site comprises five round huts, some of which have internal features, and central yard grouped within a small enclosure which is in turn set inside an irregularly shaped rectilinear earthwork and stone outer enclosure. The settlement has an elaborated entrance displaying antennae-like banks. The importance of the site is enhanced by the presence of a series of narrow cultivation ridges to the north of the settlement which demonstrate the continued use of the site for arable farming into later, probably medieval periods.

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 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.