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Hut Group North of Cwmceiliog

A Scheduled Monument in Llanaelhaearn, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9804 / 52°58'49"N

Longitude: -4.3517 / 4°21'6"W

OS Eastings: 242206

OS Northings: 345153

OS Grid: SH422451

Mapcode National: GBR 5D.JCCD

Mapcode Global: WH445.4B0Z

Entry Name: Hut Group North of Cwmceiliog

Scheduled Date: 12 November 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3179

Cadw Legacy ID: CN111

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanaelhaearn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed hut group consisting of a roughly circular enclosure containing three round huts and the remains of a rectangular structure. The enclosure is defined by a bank of earth and small stones, as are the hut walls, with the exception of the dividing wall between huts where stone walls are visible.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric defensive organisation and settlement. The site forms an important element within the wider later prehistoric context and within the surrounding landscape. The site is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.

Source: Cadw

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