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Latitude: 52.847 / 52°50'49"N
Longitude: -3.9311 / 3°55'51"W
OS Eastings: 270044
OS Northings: 329473
OS Grid: SH700294
Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.SRK2
Mapcode Global: WH562.LP8R
Entry Name: Hut Circle Settlement at Crawcwellt South
Scheduled Date: 22 July 1998
Source ID: 883
Cadw Legacy ID: ME171
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Hut circle settlement
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument consists of a dispersed hut circle settlement, probably dating to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The settlement comprises a number of hut circles, the foundations of round houses, set within the remnants of an early field system. The huts vary in size and, though obscured by peat formation, are generally well-preserved. Clearance cairns are also present and there is a possibility that some of the cairns may have had a funerary use. The site also has wider significance as part of a large prehistoric landscape which includes another settlement at Crawcwellt North, 1.5km to the north-west, where excavations have produced evidence for iron working.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric domestic life and social organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of structural evidence and associated archaeological features and deposits. The archaeological potential of the site is further enhanced by the features being preserved in peat which usually provides good conditions for preservation of organic material.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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