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Hut Circle Settlement East of Dinas-y-Prif

A Scheduled Monument in Llanwnda, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0951 / 53°5'42"N

Longitude: -4.2952 / 4°17'42"W

OS Eastings: 246412

OS Northings: 357779

OS Grid: SH464577

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.913G

Mapcode Global: WH43L.ZGVM

Entry Name: Hut Circle Settlement East of Dinas-y-Prif

Scheduled Date: 10 June 1993

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 289

Cadw Legacy ID: CN212

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanwnda

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of multiple hut circles, which probably dates from the first millennium BC. The settlement contains both circular and rectangular huts defined by low turfed banks.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement practices. It is a rare survival in the lowlands of Gwynedd, complementing the more extensive survivals in the uplands. It is an important relic of the prehistoric landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, especially since it has not been disturbed by cultivation. There is a strong probability of the presence of environmental and structural evidence, including preserved internal and external floor levels. Its association with Dinas-y-Prif immediately to the west adds significantly to its importance in a wider settlement complex.

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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