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Hut Circle at Afon Graig Wen

A Scheduled Monument in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9291 / 52°55'44"N

Longitude: -3.8827 / 3°52'57"W

OS Eastings: 273546

OS Northings: 338514

OS Grid: SH735385

Mapcode National: GBR 60.MKBK

Mapcode Global: WH55Q.BMCV

Entry Name: Hut Circle at Afon Graig Wen

Scheduled Date: 5 February 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 880

Cadw Legacy ID: ME175

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Trawsfynydd

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the complete and well-preserved remains of an isolated hut circle, probably dating to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400), with a small annexe or yard attached. It lies in a relatively remote area of upland heath, on a gentle SW-facing slope.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric 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 importance of the site is enhanced by visible remnants of an early field system close to the hut circle, but outside the scheduled area.

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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