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Huts 90m north of Cil Twllan

A Scheduled Monument in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1779 / 53°10'40"N

Longitude: -4.0403 / 4°2'25"W

OS Eastings: 263740

OS Northings: 366479

OS Grid: SH637664

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.3WJX

Mapcode Global: WH54G.XD72

Entry Name: Huts 90m N of Cil Twllan

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 555

Cadw Legacy ID: CN144

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Platform house

Period: Medieval

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllechid

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of Eglwys Cil Twllan: in the SW corner of a small, rock-strewn enclosure are the remains of a building 7.75 x 13 m, on a platform which is dug into the hill on the NNE and built up on the SW side. A single course of large boulders remains. The doorway was in the centre of the NW side, and outlying stones may denote the previous existence of a porch. To the N and NE of this building there are three level areas which represent building platforms. 46 m to the NW, in the next field, there is a rectangular stone platform 11 m by 5 m, on a SW - NE axis. 45 m to the SE of Eglwys Cil Twllan, lying on wet, marshy land, are the remains of a platform house. Also a settlement of several huts lies some 126 m N.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The site forms an important element within the wider later medieval context and within the surrounding landscape. The site is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.

Source: Cadw

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