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Ffridd yr Eglwys Deserted Rural Settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Llandrillo, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 52.8899 / 52°53'23"N

Longitude: -3.4361 / 3°26'9"W

OS Eastings: 303476

OS Northings: 333464

OS Grid: SJ034334

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.PZTP

Mapcode Global: WH78D.6M1C

Entry Name: Ffridd yr Eglwys Deserted Rural Settlement

Scheduled Date: 14 September 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1606

Cadw Legacy ID: DE254

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Rectangular hut

Period: Medieval

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llandrillo

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of a pair of rectangular huts, which probably date to the Medieval period. Stone foundations upto 0.5m high are set on earth platforms terraced into the northern slope of a steep hillside overlooking the Nant Esgeiriau which lies below at the foot of the slope. Both platforms are oriented north-south and measure 15 x 8m and 10m x 8m. The huts are slightly smaller in dimensions than the platforms upon which they rest. There is evidence of a contemporry field system nearby.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric/medieval settlement. The monument forms an important element within the wider prehistoric/medieval context and the scheduled area may be expected to contain a wide range of archaeological information, including chronological detail and evidence in regard to construction techniques and agricultural methods. Rectangular huts may be part of a larger cluster of settlement and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. 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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