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Latitude: 52.9914 / 52°59'29"N
Longitude: -3.9496 / 3°56'58"W
OS Eastings: 269237
OS Northings: 345564
OS Grid: SH692455
Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.HF38
Mapcode Global: WH55H.92HK
Entry Name: Hut Circle Settlement at Gelli Gonan
Scheduled Date: 20 May 1998
Source ID: 1513
Cadw Legacy ID: ME173
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Unenclosed hut circle
Built-Up Area: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of a hut circle settlement that probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c.800 BC - AD 400), consisting of the foundations of four hut circles and some associated enclosures or yards. Also present in close proximity to the earlier structures is a rectangular hut representing later occupation or continuity of use of the site, likely to date from the medieval period or earlier. The site lies on the approximately level top of a low ridge within a valley between Tanygrisiau and Blaenau Ffestiniog and demonstrates good survival of structural features.
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, both within the huts and in the associated yards.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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