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Ffridd-y-Fedw Platform House

A Scheduled Monument in Ysbyty Ifan, Conwy

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 1613

Cadw Legacy ID: CN305

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Platform house

Period: Medieval

County: Conwy

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.

Source: Cadw

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