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Hut Circle at Twll Pant-Hiriol

A Scheduled Monument in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1991 / 53°11'56"N

Longitude: -4.0348 / 4°2'5"W

OS Eastings: 264173

OS Northings: 368829

OS Grid: SH641688

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.2JCC

Mapcode Global: WH548.ZVTB

Entry Name: Hut Circle at Twll Pant-Hiriol

Scheduled Date: 27 April 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 893

Cadw Legacy ID: CN258

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllechid

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well preserved, isolated stone-built circular hut that probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). It is located in a sheltered position in a moderately steep sided valley on the slopes of Moel Wnion. The hut is associated with a number of possibly contemporary features including a pond, platform and leat. The monument lies within an area of intensive Iron Age / Romano-British settlement.

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 and environmental evidence. Its location within an area of intensive Iron Age / Romano-British settlement also gives it important group value as part of a wider later prehistoric domestic landscape.

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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