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Latitude: 52.934 / 52°56'2"N
Longitude: -3.9522 / 3°57'7"W
OS Eastings: 268890
OS Northings: 339182
OS Grid: SH688391
Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.M6F6
Mapcode Global: WH55P.8J82
Entry Name: Enclosed Hut Group at Nurse Cae Du
Scheduled Date: 9 January 1998
Source ID: 1003
Cadw Legacy ID: ME163
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Enclosed hut circle
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of a small but substantial and undisturbed enclosed settlement, which probably dates to the late prehistoric or Romano-British periods. Two large circular huts and one long rectangular hut can be clearly seen, ranged around a central courtyard. Associated are field enclosures and paddocks, and a short distance away are the remains of a later rectangular structure also with associated paddock. Trackways can similarly be identified although their date is uncertain.
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 potential of the area is further enhanced by the association with field boundaries, paddocks and the trackway while the more recent rectangular structure provides added interest.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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