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Huts & Field Systems north east of Nantlle

A Scheduled Monument in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0652 / 53°3'54"N

Longitude: -4.2042 / 4°12'15"W

OS Eastings: 252398

OS Northings: 354269

OS Grid: SH523542

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.BZ22

Mapcode Global: WH54Z.D66Z

Entry Name: Huts & Field Systems NE of Nantlle

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3483

Cadw Legacy ID: CN179

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllyfni

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


A well-preserved series of terraced and walled fields with associated settlements. The scheduled area is in three parts: that to the W (c. 30 ha) lies on enclosed land and is associated with three farms; the N section (A) with Caeronwy, the middle section (B) with Geulan, and the S section (C) with Gelli Ffrydiau. The two remaining parts lie on unenclosed common land, area D (2-3 ha) 200m to the E of B and area E (c. 30 ha) 150 m NE of D. Outside the scheduled area remnants of early field systems are visible to the W, E and SE.

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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