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Hut Group south of Bwlch, Benllech

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Latitude: 53.3107 / 53°18'38"N

Longitude: -4.2347 / 4°14'5"W

OS Eastings: 251208

OS Northings: 381639

OS Grid: SH512816

Mapcode National: GBR HMXY.GZH

Mapcode Global: WH42N.X1MR

Entry Name: Hut Group S of Bwlch, Benllech

Scheduled Date: 6 November 1995

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 915

Cadw Legacy ID: AN127

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf

Traditional County: Anglesey


The monument consists of a prehistoric settlement site, probably dating to the Iron Age and Romano-British period (c.800BC - AD400). It lies on a slightly elevated limestone plateau beside an old lane running from Llanbedrgoch to Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf, about 0.6 km SW of the modern settlement of Benllech. A massive enclosure bank survives around part of the settlement and within this are at least two orthostatic hut circles, one of which is exceptionally large, measuring 10m in internal diameter and is particularly well preserved. There may also be a rectangular hut in the SW corner.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric/Romano-British 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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