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Enclosed Hut Circle Settlement North of Coed Gwlyb

A Scheduled Monument in Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9265 / 52°55'35"N

Longitude: -4.1699 / 4°10'11"W

OS Eastings: 254233

OS Northings: 338766

OS Grid: SH542387

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.MMJZ

Mapcode Global: WH55K.XPJV

Entry Name: Enclosed Hut Circle Settlement North of Coed Gwlyb

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1539

Cadw Legacy ID: ME184

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dolbenmaen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the complete and well preserved remains of a small settlement or farmstead which probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The site consists of two hut circles joined by banks which form a small common enclosure or yard. The monument is situated in a lowland area which has been subject to agricultural improvement.

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, and local waterlogging could have preserved organic material.

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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