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Hut Circle and Rectangular Hut North of Wern Y Pandy

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfairfechan, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2269 / 53°13'36"N

Longitude: -3.9855 / 3°59'7"W

OS Eastings: 267550

OS Northings: 371825

OS Grid: SH675718

Mapcode National: GBR 5W.0QBL

Mapcode Global: WH549.R5B0

Entry Name: Hut Circle and Rectangular Hut North of Wern Y Pandy

Scheduled Date: 29 January 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1515

Cadw Legacy ID: CN286

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Llanfairfechan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of two well preserved huts, set close together but of different types, one a hut circle of later prehistoric or Romano-British type, the other a rectangular hut, perhaps of early medieval date. The hut circle has the unusual feature of an outer wall or bank which could represent the remains of an earlier, larger house on the same spot. Together the huts indicate long term, multi-phased occupation of the site.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric and perhaps early medieval domestic construction practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential and there is a strong probability that structural evidence has survived, together with internal and external floor surfaces.

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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