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Enclosed Hut Group South of Penbodlas

A Scheduled Monument in Tudweiliog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8714 / 52°52'17"N

Longitude: -4.547 / 4°32'49"W

OS Eastings: 228668

OS Northings: 333479

OS Grid: SH286334

Mapcode National: GBR 54.R5X8

Mapcode Global: WH44N.4300

Entry Name: Enclosed Hut Group South of Penbodlas

Scheduled Date: 7 June 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1507

Cadw Legacy ID: CN276

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Tudweiliog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the well preserved remains of a small enclosed round hut settlement, which probably dates to the later prehistoric Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The site consists of the earth and rubble banked foundations of a group of three round huts and an enclosing bank.

The monument is significant because of its good state of preservation in a lowland area of agricultural improvement. It 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 importance of the site is further enhanced by the presence of other potentially contemporary (but less well preserved) sites within the area.

Source: Cadw

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