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Hut Groups north of Cerrig y Dinas

A Scheduled Monument in Henryd, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2496 / 53°14'58"N

Longitude: -3.8697 / 3°52'10"W

OS Eastings: 275348

OS Northings: 374143

OS Grid: SH753741

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZFV.0T

Mapcode Global: WH545.JLH4

Entry Name: Hut Groups N of Cerrig y Dinas

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 206

Cadw Legacy ID: CN127

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Henryd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


A settlement of two, possibly three round huts and an enclosure. Hut 1, furthest N, is 7m internal diameter. A modern field wall overlies the N side. There is a small spring just below the hut. Hut 2 is better preserved. It has been levelled into the slope, and has an internal diameter of 8m; the wall is double faced and 1.2m wide. Eight metres S of hut 2 is a terraced area with a wall running around the S side, this could be the site of another hut. Twelve metres E of hut 2 is a large terraced enclosure, measuring 16m E-W. A modern field wall runs through the enclosure.

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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