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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 ID: 1415
Cadw Legacy ID: CN230
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Unenclosed hut circle
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.
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