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Hut Circle Settlement at Nant Ddu

A Scheduled Monument in Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9752 / 52°58'30"N

Longitude: -3.9757 / 3°58'32"W

OS Eastings: 267431

OS Northings: 343806

OS Grid: SH674438

Mapcode National: GBR 5X.JLQ1

Mapcode Global: WH55G.WHZ0

Entry Name: Hut Circle Settlement at Nant Ddu

Scheduled Date: 18 November 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 892

Cadw Legacy ID: ME164

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of a small, well-preserved settlement consisting of two associated circular huts of the later prehistoric or Romano-British period and a single, contemporary enclosure or courtyard to which both huts had access. It is located on a slight natural terrace at the fork of two streams, on the lower east-facing slopes of the Moelwyn range above Tanygrisiau Reservoir.

The site is of particular interest because of its unusual layout and the range of structural features which remain. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement practices. It is an important relic of the prehistoric landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of environmental and structural evidence, including preserved internal and external floor levels.

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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