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Hut Circle West of Pen-y-Bryn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanbedr, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8173 / 52°49'2"N

Longitude: -4.081 / 4°4'51"W

OS Eastings: 259853

OS Northings: 326451

OS Grid: SH598264

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.VK49

Mapcode Global: WH566.8GX0

Entry Name: Hut Circle West of Pen-y-Bryn

Scheduled Date: 26 September 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1467

Cadw Legacy ID: ME160

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanbedr

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of isolated hut circle that probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The walls are unusually well preserved with some facing stones still recognisable. The hut is about 7m in internal diameter and has been scarped into the gentle NW-facing slope.

It lies in as area of light scrub. In the immediate vicinity are the remains of several early field boundaries, now much disturbed.

Isolated huts are relatively rare and represent an important compliment to the more widespread settlement pattern reflected by hut groups. 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 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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