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Hut circle East of Afon Rhaeadr Fawr

A Scheduled Monument in Aber, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2197 / 53°13'10"N

Longitude: -3.9988 / 3°59'55"W

OS Eastings: 266641

OS Northings: 371050

OS Grid: SH666710

Mapcode National: GBR 5W.1146

Mapcode Global: WH549.KB0J

Entry Name: Hut circle East of Afon Rhaeadr Fawr

Scheduled Date: 13 February 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1477

Cadw Legacy ID: CN244

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aber

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of a single, isolated hut circle that probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). It stands within pasture on the east side of the valley of the Afon Rhaiadr-fawr on ground sloping gently to the west. It is particularly complete and well-preserved, with surviving floor and additional features such as an orthostatic doorway and a possible porch. There is possibly an associated field system nearby.

The monument is an expecially good example of a single, isolated hut circle and 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 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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