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Hut Circles north east of Garreg Lefain

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrug, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1317 / 53°7'54"N

Longitude: -4.1768 / 4°10'36"W

OS Eastings: 254464

OS Northings: 361607

OS Grid: SH544616

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.6RW3

Mapcode Global: WH54L.TK80

Entry Name: Hut Circles NE of Garreg Lefain

Scheduled Date: 6 September 1995

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1410

Cadw Legacy ID: CN231

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanrug

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of two well preserved, stone-built hut circles that probably date to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). They lie, about 70m apart, by the side of a small stream on a gentle north-facing slope on the north side of Garreg Lefain above Bwlch.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric domestic construction practices. The huts survive well in undisturbed upland heather pasture and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability that structural evidence has survived, together with internal and external floor surfaces. The monument is a good example of the scattered, unenclosed type of hut settlement and also has notable group value in view of similar and related features in the vicinity.

The scheduled areas comprise the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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