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Moel y Glo Homestead & Burnt Mound

A Scheduled Monument in Talsarnau, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8891 / 52°53'20"N

Longitude: -4.0441 / 4°2'38"W

OS Eastings: 262566

OS Northings: 334365

OS Grid: SH625343

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.Q22C

Mapcode Global: WH55T.VMDZ

Entry Name: Moel y Glo Homestead & Burnt Mound

Scheduled Date: 18 January 1983

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3236

Cadw Legacy ID: ME118

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Talsarnau

Traditional County: Merionethshire


A polygonal enclosed homestead with the remains of hut circles in some of the angles, sited on a level shelf in a west-facing slope, and a burnt mound close to a stream nearby. See individual descriptions. ME118A The enclosed homestead is on a small level area in a moderately steep west-facing slope, just above the track to the farm and close to the road and to a substantial stream. The layout remains clear but the site is not particularly well preserved, the walls being low grassy banks with some visible stone. ME118B The mound is crescent-shaped with a dip right across the middle which almost divides it in two.

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.

Source: Cadw

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