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Hut Group near Pen Llwyn, Carmel

A Scheduled Monument in Llandwrog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0659 / 53°3'57"N

Longitude: -4.2623 / 4°15'44"W

OS Eastings: 248512

OS Northings: 354464

OS Grid: SH485544

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.BWLM

Mapcode Global: WH43T.H6KG

Entry Name: Hut Group near Pen Llwyn, Carmel

Scheduled Date: 31 October 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1469

Cadw Legacy ID: CN238

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llandwrog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the unusually complete remains of a substantial enclosed settlement, which probably dates from the first millennium BC. The settlement lies on gently sloping land, close to a stream below Mynydd y Cilgwyn, Carmel and because of the quality of preservation, a diverse range of features can be identified. It consists of six or seven closely conjoined circular huts around a small courtyard approached via a stone-bordered passage which leads to an entrance marked by orthostats.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement practices. It also has a significant group value with a range of broadly contemporaty monuments in the area and its association with a small paddock adds considerably to its archaeological potential for the study of economic aspects of settlement at this time. The monument is therefore an important relic of the prehistoric landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of environmental and structural evidence, including preserved internal and external floor levels.

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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