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Gerlan Hut Group

A Scheduled Monument in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1808 / 53°10'50"N

Longitude: -4.1143 / 4°6'51"W

OS Eastings: 258800

OS Northings: 366943

OS Grid: SH588669

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.3P19

Mapcode Global: WH54F.R9ZW

Entry Name: Gerlan Hut Group

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4362

Cadw Legacy ID: CN192

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Pentir

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


A well-preserved group of stone huts: 6 roughly circular structures, with boulder-faced stone walls, of probable Romano-British date. A sub-rectangular structure in the NE corner of the group represents potential continuity into the post-Roman period. The remains of a later stone building lie in the SW corner.

The whole group lies in unimproved ground now defined by a later stone wall (which overlies one hut on the N side) which separates the archaeological features from surrounding improved pasture. The group appears undisturbed and good preservation covering a lengthy period can be anticipated.

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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