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Hendai Medieval Farmstead

A Scheduled Monument in Rhosyr, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Latitude: 53.1469 / 53°8'48"N

Longitude: -4.3864 / 4°23'10"W

OS Eastings: 240498

OS Northings: 363740

OS Grid: SH404637

Mapcode National: GBR 5C.5NYJ

Mapcode Global: WH43C.L5GC

Entry Name: Hendai Medieval Farmstead

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2541

Cadw Legacy ID: AN108

Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Category: Farmstead

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Rhosyr

Traditional County: Anglesey


The foundations and lower walls of a late or sub-mediaeval farmhouse with byre attached. The main building 9 m by 4 m approximately with masonry walls 1.5 m high and 0.75 m thick: Central hearth and traces of a re-used sleeping area. Byre 5.5 m by 3.5 m, traces of central passage. Monument cleared of sand by Forestry Commission, and is a feature of the Forest Trail at Newborough.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself 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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