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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
Source ID: 555
Cadw Legacy ID: CN144
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Platform house
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.
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