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Hut Group West of Gyrn Ddu

A Scheduled Monument in Llanaelhaearn, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9934 / 52°59'36"N

Longitude: -4.3895 / 4°23'22"W

OS Eastings: 239723

OS Northings: 346681

OS Grid: SH397466

Mapcode National: GBR 5C.HG5T

Mapcode Global: WH444.K100

Entry Name: Hut Group West of Gyrn Ddu

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3176

Cadw Legacy ID: CN109

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanaelhaearn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a hut group, high on open hillside. Hut 1 is noticeably larger than Hut 4, (internal diameters approx. 4 m and 3 m respectively). Hut 3 (int. diam. approx. 2.2 m) has been rebuilt as a sheep shelter but this has mostly collapsed again. Hut 2 is only approx. 2 m in internal diameter. The paddock to the SW has been cleared of stone. There are other possible huts and walls in the flat area surrounding the site.

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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