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Hut Circle East of Cymerau Uchaf

A Scheduled Monument in Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9723 / 52°58'20"N

Longitude: -3.9413 / 3°56'28"W

OS Eastings: 269737

OS Northings: 343424

OS Grid: SH697434

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.JWL3

Mapcode Global: WH55H.FKF6

Entry Name: Hut Circle East of Cymerau Uchaf

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1511

Cadw Legacy ID: ME172

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The site is a single, large, substantially built hut circle of the Romano-British period.

This is an unusually large, well preserved and substantially built round hut. Partial excavation has proved the site to be archaeologically rich with well preserved structural features and undisturbed internal floor levels. Archaeological finds have shown the site to be of Romano-British date and suggest that it could have been of high status. Much of the hut remains untouched by excavation giving the site a high potential for research as well as being a good example of its type.

The scheduled area consists of a circle of 28m diameter, centred on the hut.

Source: Cadw

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