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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 ID: 1467
Cadw Legacy ID: ME160
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Unenclosed hut circle
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.
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