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Hut and Enclosure Near Mur-Moch

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrug, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1334 / 53°8'0"N

Longitude: -4.164 / 4°9'50"W

OS Eastings: 255323

OS Northings: 361775

OS Grid: SH553617

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.6NYR

Mapcode Global: WH54M.0HFP

Entry Name: Hut and Enclosure Near Mur-Moch

Scheduled Date: 25 July 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1415

Cadw Legacy ID: CN230

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanrug

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of a settlement that probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). It consists of a substantial and well preserved circular hut and, close by, another probably contemporary hut or small enclosure of an unusual shape. The settlement lies on a north-east facing natural terrace amid rocky outcrops on the south side of the valley high above Llyn Padarn.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric domestic construction practices. The main circular hut is a particularly well preserved example and its locational association with an ancillary structure, possibly not intended for domestic use, increases the site's potential for archaeological research. There is a strong probability that structural evidence has survived, together with internal and external floor surfaces. Several other broadly contemporary settlements have been identified nearby so that this settlement has considerable group value in the wider archaeological context.

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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