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Hut Circle Settlement at Craig Ty'n-y-Cornel

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6566 / 52°39'23"N

Longitude: -4.015 / 4°0'54"W

OS Eastings: 263799

OS Northings: 308447

OS Grid: SH637084

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.5Q2Y

Mapcode Global: WH570.9HB7

Entry Name: Hut Circle Settlement at Craig Ty'n-y-Cornel

Scheduled Date: 12 December 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1495

Cadw Legacy ID: ME167

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument is a complex multi-period site demonstrating several phases of use.

The principal archaeological elements are a hut circle settlement of the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400) comprising some eleven circular stone footed huts; a long hut settlement of three rectangular huts of the medieval or post-medieval period; and a field system, likely to be contemporary with one or both of the settlements.

Craig Ty-n y Cornel presents an outstanding survival of numerous and diverse archaeological features encompassing periods from the prehistoric through the medieval / post-medieval to more recent years. This well preserved site clearly demonstrates the long term use of this summit top location for domestic settlement and varied forms of farming.

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. Its importance is enhanced by the variety of surviving structural elements, including annexes and internal divisions, the number of huts present and the close association of the huts with an early field system. The significance of the site is further enhanced by the presence of a second, later rectangular hut settlement showing continued use of the site.

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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