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Hen Caerwys Deserted Village Site

A Scheduled Monument in Caerwys, Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.2584 / 53°15'30"N

Longitude: -3.2936 / 3°17'36"W

OS Eastings: 313801

OS Northings: 374268

OS Grid: SJ138742

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZFR.RN

Mapcode Global: WH76Q.CCVD

Entry Name: Hen Caerwys Deserted Village Site

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1978

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1018

Cadw Legacy ID: FL162

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Deserted Rural Settlement

Period: Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Caerwys

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument consists of the remains of a deserted rural settlement. The total area is nearly 12 acres and consists of two sets of medieval house platforms, at least three encroachment cottages, paddocks and enclosures associated with the cottages, trackways and terraceways, one enclosure without any internal features, unassociated field boundaries and low walls, quarries and trials, a putative icehouse and probably other anomalous features that do not fall into any of the previous categories. The area is crossed by two lanes and one farm road. With the exception of a few features around Marian Trefedwin, all the area is scheduled. Excavation has also exposed prehistoric and Romano-British activity through flints and pottery respectively.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval or post-medieval settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A deserted rural settlement may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can 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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