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Hut Group and Field System east of Coed-y-Brain

A Scheduled Monument in Llanwnda, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0911 / 53°5'27"N

Longitude: -4.2504 / 4°15'1"W

OS Eastings: 249394

OS Northings: 357240

OS Grid: SH493572

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.9CZ3

Mapcode Global: WH43M.PK6P

Entry Name: Hut Group and Field System E of Coed-y-Brain

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2468

Cadw Legacy ID: CN152

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanwnda

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


A small stone-built settlement, roughly defined by a stone bank, is scheduled - excavation demonstrated later prehistoric occupation. The scheduled area should be extended to include 3 terraces apparently associated with the settlement. These lie S of the enclosure and run in a NE - SW direction, occupying most of the field in which the settlement is situated. The archaeological value of these well-preserved terraces lies in their potential relationship with the settlement, which could be tested by excavation. Such a testable relationship is rare.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

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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