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Hut Circle Settlement on Caer Mynydd

A Scheduled Monument in Aber, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2226 / 53°13'21"N

Longitude: -4.0128 / 4°0'46"W

OS Eastings: 265717

OS Northings: 371392

OS Grid: SH657713

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.0XCH

Mapcode Global: WH549.B8DC

Entry Name: Hut Circle Settlement on Caer Mynydd

Scheduled Date: 13 February 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1481

Cadw Legacy ID: CN245

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aber

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises two well preserved hut circles, dating to the Iron Age or Romano-British periods (c. 800 BC - AD 400). They lie on the gently sloping upland pasture of Caer Mynydd within an extensive early field system which represents part of a wider relic landscape.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric domestic life and social organisation. Its significance lies in the quality of the preservation and the site retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of structural evidence and associated archaeological features and deposits. The huts' association with the adjacent field system and indeed with other broadly contemporary monuments nearby, gives the site an additional group value.

Source: Cadw

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