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Hut Circle at Llyn Morwynion, Ffestiniog

A Scheduled Monument in Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9655 / 52°57'55"N

Longitude: -3.8804 / 3°52'49"W

OS Eastings: 273805

OS Northings: 342562

OS Grid: SH738425

Mapcode National: GBR 60.KCVD

Mapcode Global: WH55J.CQFF

Entry Name: Hut Circle at Llyn Morwynion, Ffestiniog

Scheduled Date: 22 December 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 983

Cadw Legacy ID: ME194

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises a hut circle, the foundations of a round house, probably dating to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). Its low stone walls have been exposed around about one third of the circumference by erosion caused by water in the adjacent reservoir. However, the remaining portion lies preserved beneath about 0.6m of blanket peat and it is the fact that this material is likely to contain significant evidence of the early environmental setting which marks this monument as especially significant. Such occurances are rarely recognised but offer a scarce opportunity to associate archaeological sites with their prehistoric environment.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric domestic life and social organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of structural evidence and associated archaeological features and deposits.

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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