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Gwern y Plas Ancient Village

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfairfechan, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2542 / 53°15'15"N

Longitude: -3.9699 / 3°58'11"W

OS Eastings: 268680

OS Northings: 374830

OS Grid: SH686748

Mapcode National: GBR 0ZQT.B5

Mapcode Global: WH543.ZGRM

Entry Name: Gwern y Plas Ancient Village

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 203

Cadw Legacy ID: CN072

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Llanfairfechan

Built-Up Area: Llanfairfechan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


A settlement of nine or ten round huts with associated stone walls. The site is confined to a small copse, which is surrounded by cultivated fields on three sides and a housing estate on the fourth. The ground slopes to the west, and a small stream runs through the settlement. The enclosure walls are defined by rough lines of boulders, or very low grass covered banks. The hut walls are generally grass covered, but where visible are of two orthostatic faces with a rubble core.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement and defence. 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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