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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 ID: 1477
Cadw Legacy ID: CN244
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Unenclosed hut circle
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.
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