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Hut Circle East of Taleifion

A Scheduled Monument in Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9727 / 52°58'21"N

Longitude: -4.2357 / 4°14'8"W

OS Eastings: 249966

OS Northings: 344039

OS Grid: SH499440

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.JPKG

Mapcode Global: WH446.XJ4Y

Entry Name: Hut Circle East of Taleifion

Scheduled Date: 26 February 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 882

Cadw Legacy ID: CN280

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dolbenmaen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of an isolated hut circle with an adjoining enclosure or yard. The site probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The hut circle is of massive orthostatic construction and in an impressive state of preservation.

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. The archaeological importance of the site is enhanced by indications of an early field system in the vicinity of the hut, but outside the scheduled area.

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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