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Latitude: 52.6846 / 52°41'4"N
Longitude: -4.026 / 4°1'33"W
OS Eastings: 263145
OS Northings: 311584
OS Grid: SH631115
Mapcode National: GBR 8V.3TM0
Mapcode Global: WH56T.4S38
Entry Name: Hut Group 530m SSE of Cyfannedd Fawr
Scheduled Date: 22 November 1972
Source ID: 2488
Cadw Legacy ID: ME103
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Hut circle settlement
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains a hut circle 6m in diameter, with walls 1.5m thick, and an oval hut 4m long, linked and partly enclosed by stone walled enclosures. The complex probably dates to the Bronze Age or Iron Age (c.2300 BC - AD 74), though the two huts appear very different and excavation has suggested that the oval one was built later than the round one. A further, less well-preserved hut circle lay to the east of the nearby stream but has not been included in the scheduled area. The site sits on a shelf in a north-west facing slope overlooking an ancient routeway through the Meirionnydd hills, and is among a number of sites in the local area which represent the ritual and settlement landscape along this routeway.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric domestic life, agricultural practices and social organisation. It 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. It is a rectangle measuring 65m east-west by 45m.
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