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Hut Circle at Cae-Cerig-Isaf

A Scheduled Monument in Llanengan, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8491 / 52°50'56"N

Longitude: -4.5075 / 4°30'26"W

OS Eastings: 231241

OS Northings: 330903

OS Grid: SH312309

Mapcode National: GBR 56.SHJB

Mapcode Global: WH44N.QNS5

Entry Name: Hut Circle at Cae-Cerig-Isaf

Scheduled Date: 12 May 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 878

Cadw Legacy ID: CN296

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanengan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well preserved hut circle and attached enclosure that probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). This hut circle is likely to be the only surviving remains of a larger settlement.

The site has particular archaeological importance because it is a fortunate survival in an area which has been subject to extensive agricultural improvements resulting in the destruction of other similar huts. 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 from both the hut and the associated enclosure.

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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