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Hafod Ithel Deserted Rural Settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Llangwyryfon, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2904 / 52°17'25"N

Longitude: -4.0272 / 4°1'37"W

OS Eastings: 261832

OS Northings: 267744

OS Grid: SN618677

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.XT81

Mapcode Global: VH4FZ.4PTJ

Entry Name: Hafod Ithel Deserted Rural Settlement

Scheduled Date: 10 May 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 836

Cadw Legacy ID: CD193

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Rectangular hut

Period: Medieval

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llangwyryfon

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises a small settlement possibly dating from the medieval period. The monument consists of the stone foundations of two rectangular buildings, one of which could have been a longhouse, set on earth platforms built to support them on the sloping ground. Also present are a futher two platforms which could have supported further buildings, perhaps built from timber or other perishable materials, and a storage structure. The remains of the settlement appear to be little disturbed.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument forms an important element within the wider medieval context. The scheduled area may be expected to contain a wide range of archaeological information, including buried floors, preserved deposits and evidence in regard to chronological detail, construction techniques and agricultural methods. Rectangular huts may be part of a larger cluster of settlements and their importance can be further enhanced by their group value.

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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