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Hut Circle Settlement at Nant Bochllwyd

A Scheduled Monument in Llandygai (Llandygái), Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1205 / 53°7'13"N

Longitude: -4.0071 / 4°0'25"W

OS Eastings: 265778

OS Northings: 360034

OS Grid: SH657600

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.7K2D

Mapcode Global: WH54P.FT2L

Entry Name: Hut Circle Settlement at Nant Bochllwyd

Scheduled Date: 15 January 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1503

Cadw Legacy ID: CN269

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llandygai (Llandygái)

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises an unenclosed hut circle settlement, probably dating to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). Preserved structural features include the foundations of at least five hut circles, which are the foundations of round houses, along with contemporary enclosures, platforms and a small clearance cairn.

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 especially due to the range of different structural features present and the close connections between the huts and enclosures. There is a strong probability of the presence of structural evidence and associated archaeological features and deposits, such as undisturbed internal and external floor areas.

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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