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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 ID: 1410
Cadw Legacy ID: CN231
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Unenclosed hut circle
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.
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