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Latitude: 52.9059 / 52°54'21"N
Longitude: -4.031 / 4°1'51"W
OS Eastings: 263505
OS Northings: 336210
OS Grid: SH635362
Mapcode National: GBR 5T.NZ68
Mapcode Global: WH55V.17R2
Entry Name: Maes y Caerau Homestead
Scheduled Date: 5 November 1981
Source ID: 2492
Cadw Legacy ID: ME117
Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Category: Concentric enclosed hut circle
Traditional County: Merionethshire
This is a classic example of a prehistoric 'concentric circle' settlement site. A single, large round hut is surrounded by two concentric enclosing walls. The entrance, on the SW, is approached by an embanked trackway which passes through traces of ancient fields.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric 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.
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