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Huts and Enclosures above Ceunant y Ddol

A Scheduled Monument in Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9915 / 52°59'29"N

Longitude: -4.1633 / 4°9'47"W

OS Eastings: 254892

OS Northings: 345983

OS Grid: SH548459

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.HH5F

Mapcode Global: WH55D.02RH

Entry Name: Huts and Enclosures above Ceunant y Ddol

Scheduled Date: 26 March 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1700

Cadw Legacy ID: CN241

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dolbenmaen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


This very extensive early settlement lies on the rough upland pasture above Cwm Pennant. It includes several hut circles set amidst a series of field enclosures or paddocks. The huts are generally quite small and lie in small groups, occasionally linked to the field boundaries. The features have not been excavated, but can be dated by analogy to the Iron Age or Romano-British periods. The site may also have seen occupation in later centuries.

Source: Cadw

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