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Hut Groups south of Bwlch-y-Ffordd

A Scheduled Monument in Ganllwyd, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8351 / 52°50'6"N

Longitude: -3.8993 / 3°53'57"W

OS Eastings: 272154

OS Northings: 328083

OS Grid: SH721280

Mapcode National: GBR 60.TF93

Mapcode Global: WH563.2ZHY

Entry Name: Hut Groups S of Bwlch-y-Ffordd

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2465

Cadw Legacy ID: ME046

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ganllwyd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of multiple hut circles, which probably dates from the first millennium BC. It consists of three huts in a NW to SE line probably forming one side of a rectangular courtyard, and part of a fourth attached to the N side of the south-easternmost hut. A considerable quantity of material has been piled onto the site, making the plan difficult to interpret. The huts appear to be angular rather than round, with walls up to 1m high of piled stones and 1.5mwide. The internal measurements of the three main huts from SE-NW are 9m, 6m and 5m. Sixteen metres SE of the huts is another walled structure with walls 1m high and 2.5m wide. It is 7m square internally. Traces of terraced fields lie all around the site.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement practices. It is an important relic of the prehistoric landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of environmental and structural evidence, including preserved internal and external floor levels.

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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