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Hut Circles and Enclosure north west of Mount Pleasant

A Scheduled Monument in Pistyll, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9704 / 52°58'13"N

Longitude: -4.4569 / 4°27'24"W

OS Eastings: 235109

OS Northings: 344276

OS Grid: SH351442

Mapcode National: GBR 58.JXFM

Mapcode Global: WH443.HLWN

Entry Name: Hut Circles and Enclosure NW of Mount Pleasant

Scheduled Date: 15 August 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3729

Cadw Legacy ID: CN249

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Pistyll

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises a small group of round huts with an associated paddock, dating from the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The site includes at least 5 undisturbed hut circles with additional huts now lying beneath more recent sheepfolds. The enclosure wall links two areas of outcropping rock forming a paddock area which includes all but one of the round huts.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric domestic life and social organisation. The site is of particular value as a relatively complete and undisturbed example of a small, scattered hut circle settlement. It has added interest because of the variety of related types of structure of other periods within the same area. The monument retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of structural evidence and associated archaeological features and deposits.

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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