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Medieval Homestead 400m south east of Maes y Gaer

A Scheduled Monument in Aber, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2307 / 53°13'50"N

Longitude: -3.9987 / 3°59'55"W

OS Eastings: 266683

OS Northings: 372275

OS Grid: SH666722

Mapcode National: GBR 5W.0F4T

Mapcode Global: WH549.K222

Entry Name: Medieval Homestead 400m SE of Maes y Gaer

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3482

Cadw Legacy ID: CN137

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Rectangular hut settlement

Period: Medieval

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aber

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


9 m E of this building is another rectangular building of similar dimensions (II). The two structures are connected by a piece of walling. Building II is divided into two, the E part being the larger, and slightly higher, in section, than the W part. The walls of this building are mostly turf-covered.

A third building (III) lies 5.75 m N of II and is 9 m long x 4 m wide. The walls of this building are also largely turf-covered.

Associated field boundaries lie to the N and NE of the site.

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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