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Moelfre Hill Deserted Rural Settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Llanbister, Powys

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Latitude: 52.376 / 52°22'33"N

Longitude: -3.2986 / 3°17'54"W

OS Eastings: 311694

OS Northings: 276123

OS Grid: SO116761

Mapcode National: GBR 9T.RDJN

Mapcode Global: VH68W.SJ0X

Entry Name: Moelfre Hill Deserted Rural Settlement

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 849

Cadw Legacy ID: RD171

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Platform house

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Llanbister

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument consists of a platform house, a levelled area of ground on which a house is built. There are stone foundations of a building, set upon an earth platform within a large banked enclosure, which has been subdivided into four or more internal enclosures, apparently contemporary with the dwelling.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. a platform house may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.

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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