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Hut Circles near Craig y Gesail

A Scheduled Monument in Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.949 / 52°56'56"N

Longitude: -4.1636 / 4°9'49"W

OS Eastings: 254728

OS Northings: 341264

OS Grid: SH547412

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.L91D

Mapcode Global: WH55L.04LJ

Entry Name: Hut Circles near Craig y Gesail

Scheduled Date: 26 September 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3450

Cadw Legacy ID: CN237

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dolbenmaen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of two substantial stone-built hut circles that probably date to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400), together with the foundations of a rectangular hut platform of later, possibly medieval date.

The monument is unusually well-preserved, reflecting activity over a long period of time. It is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric, perhaps through to medieval, domestic construction practices. The monument has survived with minimal disturbance and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability that structural evidence has survived, together with internal and external floor surfaces. The huts' group value is enhaned by their relationship with other similar monuments in the vicinity which also reflects continuity of settlement.

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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