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Hut circles north west of Tyn-y-Ddol

A Scheduled Monument in Dolwyddelan, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0485 / 53°2'54"N

Longitude: -3.9475 / 3°56'50"W

OS Eastings: 269550

OS Northings: 351913

OS Grid: SH695519

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.CTVX

Mapcode Global: WH553.BMHS

Entry Name: Hut circles NW of Tyn-y-Ddol

Scheduled Date: 6 November 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 811

Cadw Legacy ID: CN251

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Dolwyddelan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises two well preserved circular huts that probably date to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). They lie about 24m apart either side of a small stream between Clogwyn Mawr and Ceunant Ty'n-y-ddol. They are associated with a possible working platform and field banks.

Hut circle settlements are scarce in this area and this settlement is a particularly fine example and has survived in exceptionally good condition. The association of a possible working platform and field banks adds to the interest of the site. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric domestic construction practices. It 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.

Source: Cadw

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