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Hut Group, Near Galltycelyn, south of Cwm-y-Glo

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrug, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1314 / 53°7'52"N

Longitude: -4.166 / 4°9'57"W

OS Eastings: 255185

OS Northings: 361548

OS Grid: SH551615

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.6NJ7

Mapcode Global: WH54L.ZKC8

Entry Name: Hut Group, Near Galltycelyn, S of Cwm-y-Glo

Scheduled Date: 12 July 1995

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1423

Cadw Legacy ID: CN228

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanrug

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of an unenclosed group of hut circles that probably date to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The settlement lies on a level area between rock outcrops high above Llyn Padarn where the steep valley sides meet the more level hill top of Garreg Lefain. It consists of three circular stone-walled huts connected by other walls which form small garden plots or yards. To the west is an unusual small enclosure or hut and another wall which forms a dam-like terrace across the small valley-like platform in which the settlement lies.

The monument is particlularly complete and well-preserved. It is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric domestic construction practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential and there is a strong probability that structural evidence has survived, together with internal and external floor surfaces. The possible relationship with a number of other similar sites in the vicinity suggests a group value.

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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