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Hut Circle South of Cae'r Sais

A Scheduled Monument in Llanwnda, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.09 / 53°5'23"N

Longitude: -4.2409 / 4°14'27"W

OS Eastings: 250025

OS Northings: 357100

OS Grid: SH500571

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.989N

Mapcode Global: WH43M.TLPH

Entry Name: Hut Circle South of Cae'r Sais

Scheduled Date: 21 January 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 888

Cadw Legacy ID: CN266

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanwnda

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the well-preserved remains of an isolated hut circle that probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). To the SE is a clearance cairn which may overly a second small hut circle of a similar date. The stone footed hut circle could have formed part of a more extensive agricultural settlement, as indicated by the presence of a field system. The clearance cairn suggests agricultural activities involving cultivation.

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. The significance of the site is enhanced by its proximity to other archaeological features, including a sunken track and early field walls, suggesting continuity of use of the area.

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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