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Fodol Ganol Enclosed Hut Group

A Scheduled Monument in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1943 / 53°11'39"N

Longitude: -4.1711 / 4°10'15"W

OS Eastings: 255056

OS Northings: 368554

OS Grid: SH550685

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.2M8R

Mapcode Global: WH546.WZY2

Entry Name: Fodol Ganol Enclosed Hut Group

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4364

Cadw Legacy ID: CN175

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Pentir

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


There are two hut circles within the enclosure, although the walls are just low grassy banks; other irregularities may be other features or possibly a third hut. A length of field wall 55 m long is included in the scheduled area. It runs from the enclosure wall in a NE direction, and is probably of the same date as the enclosed settlement, although a more recent field wall has been constructed on top of the earlier wall.

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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