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Hut Group Near Tan-y-Coed Pont Rhythallt

A Scheduled Monument in Llanddeiniolen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1504 / 53°9'1"N

Longitude: -4.1692 / 4°10'9"W

OS Eastings: 255033

OS Northings: 363667

OS Grid: SH550636

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.5FQS

Mapcode Global: WH54L.X2VP

Entry Name: Hut Group Near Tan-y-Coed Pont Rhythallt

Scheduled Date: 22 September 1995

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1416

Cadw Legacy ID: CN232

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Hut group

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


A hut-circle settlement probably dating to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c.800BC to AD400). It lies beside a small stream in a marshy valley, just above the floodplain of the Afon Rhythallt. There are at least seven circular stone-walled huts, measuring from 3m to 9m in diameter, some linked by low stony banks, set in a compact group around a central 'courtyard' area. To the west are three circular stony platforms, possibly the remains of other huts.

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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