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Llechwedd Erwent Hut Circle Settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8898 / 52°53'23"N

Longitude: -3.7499 / 3°44'59"W

OS Eastings: 282365

OS Northings: 333917

OS Grid: SH823339

Mapcode National: GBR 66.PTW1

Mapcode Global: WH673.CMLG

Entry Name: Llechwedd Erwent Hut Circle Settlement

Scheduled Date: 26 October 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1608

Cadw Legacy ID: ME199

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanuwchllyn

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of an extensive settlement that probably date to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The site consists of two circular platforms and the stone foundations of seven hut circles. The huts are well preserved and range from 4.7m to 9m in diameter. Some display structural features including facing stonework and entrances. Rough field walls potentially indicate an associated field system.

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 preserved beneath the current ground surface.

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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