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Latitude: 52.9899 / 52°59'23"N
Longitude: -3.7508 / 3°45'2"W
OS Eastings: 282575
OS Northings: 345054
OS Grid: SH825450
Mapcode National: GBR 66.HMCG
Mapcode Global: WH66Q.C34P
Entry Name: Ffridd-y-Fedw Platform House
Scheduled Date: 26 October 1999
Source ID: 1613
Cadw Legacy ID: CN305
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Platform house
Community: Ysbyty Ifan
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument consists of the remains of a single well-preserved rectangular building, measuring 6.2m by 3.5m internally, built on a platform cut into and built up from sloping ground. The walls have been constructed from large, flat slabs of stone, set on edge, some up to 1.8m long and standing up to 1m in height. On the outside of these lie a row of flat stones, possibly bases for earth or turf walls, which would have been built up against the upright slabs. There is a clear doorway at the N corner marked by two large upright stones set at 90 degrees to the walls. The building could date from as early as the medieval period.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement, social organisation and agriculture. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits, including internal floor levels and possibly structural elements. The structure itself 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.
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