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Llidiart-Garw Platform House and Paddock

A Scheduled Monument in Talsarnau, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8784 / 52°52'42"N

Longitude: -4.0641 / 4°3'50"W

OS Eastings: 261189

OS Northings: 333211

OS Grid: SH611332

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.QP8D

Mapcode Global: WH55T.JXY6

Entry Name: Llidiart-Garw Platform House and Paddock

Scheduled Date: 17 March 1980

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3232

Cadw Legacy ID: ME112

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Platform house

Period: Medieval

County: Gwynedd

Community: Talsarnau

Traditional County: Merionethshire


A well-preserved and typical example of a platform house. A single rectangular building occupies a levelled platform at right-angles to the slope. The down-slope end is retained by a stone wall. Below this a small enclosure marks the position of the croft, while an area of ancient field with ridge and furrow adjoins the site to the S.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval 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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