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Hut Circle South of Tyddyn-Du

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfair, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8453 / 52°50'43"N

Longitude: -4.0901 / 4°5'24"W

OS Eastings: 259329

OS Northings: 329578

OS Grid: SH593295

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.SWCR

Mapcode Global: WH560.4RK3

Entry Name: Hut Circle South of Tyddyn-Du

Scheduled Date: 26 September 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 903

Cadw Legacy ID: ME161

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfair

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of a a particulary well preserved isolated hut circle that probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The hut circle has an internal diameter of about 5m and retains features such as the inner and outer facing wall and possibly also an orthostatic door jamb. Its isolated position contrasts with the enclosed hut circles in the vicinity.

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. Its association with the enclosed hut circles in the vicinity gives group value but also considerable research potential as a complimentary and broadly contemporary settlement type.

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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