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Hut Settlement at Mynydd Graig Goch,Central

A Scheduled Monument in Clynnog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0059 / 53°0'21"N

Longitude: -4.2373 / 4°14'14"W

OS Eastings: 249974

OS Northings: 347739

OS Grid: SH499477

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.GP4V

Mapcode Global: WH440.WPDZ

Entry Name: Hut Settlement at Mynydd Graig Goch,Central

Scheduled Date: 12 June 1998

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1523

Cadw Legacy ID: CN293

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Clynnog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an unusually complex and well preserved example of a large unenclosed hut settlement that probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The settlement consists of five nucleated groups of structures, each comprising a number of attached small huts or possibly larger, multi-room huts with associated yards, enclosures and working areas. The size and complexity of the settlement suggests that it could have developed over a long period of time, with long term continuity of occupation. Two similar and possibly related settlements are situated on the same hillside, to the north and east.

The monument 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, yards, paddocks and working areas. The importance of the site is further enhanced by the presence of the two possibly related settlements on the same hillside.

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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