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Enclosed Hut Group South West of Caer Mynydd

A Scheduled Monument in Llanddeiniolen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1601 / 53°9'36"N

Longitude: -4.1364 / 4°8'10"W

OS Eastings: 257261

OS Northings: 364689

OS Grid: SH572646

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.4X9W

Mapcode Global: WH54F.FTJQ

Entry Name: Enclosed Hut Group South West of Caer Mynydd

Scheduled Date: 14 December 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3193

Cadw Legacy ID: CN226

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The site consists of an enclosed hut group of the Caerau type, with several round and sub-rectangular buildings close together in a sub-rectangular enclosure, plus a larger, separate hut circle outside the enclosure to the E. The enclosure has been partially excavated and not backfilled, so that the wall height appears quite impressive, and a semi-subterranean character is given, or enhanced, by spoil piled on top of the walls. The whole of the surrounding area is patterned with linked field systems, or one large one, part of which must relate to this site, though there is a long hut settlement not far away which is presumably later in date and the field system of which may have modified the prehistoric one.

The site is on a gentle slope and has been levelled slightly. The enclosure wall and parts of the huts are massively built, employing large boulders, sometimes set as orthostats. There is a clear entrance on the W side. The outer hut seems slighter, but has not been excavated, so this may be deceptive.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Prehistoric settlement. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

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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