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Mynydd Mallaen Long Hut

A Scheduled Monument in Cynwyl Gaeo, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 52.0753 / 52°4'31"N

Longitude: -3.8594 / 3°51'34"W

OS Eastings: 272660

OS Northings: 243514

OS Grid: SN726435

Mapcode National: GBR Y1.CK9Z

Mapcode Global: VH4H7.230D

Entry Name: Mynydd Mallaen Long Hut

Scheduled Date: 13 March 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1644

Cadw Legacy ID: CM303

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Rectangular hut

Period: Medieval

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a rectangular hut, which probably dates to the Medieval period and rests on an earth cut platform. Low stone foundations define a two-roomed dwelling. Variations in the building fabric suggest more than one phase of construction.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric/medieval settlement. The monument forms an important element within the wider prehistoric/medieval context and the scheduled area may be expected to contain a wide range of archaeological information, including chronological detail and evidence in regard to construction techniques and agricultural methods. Rectangular huts may be part of a larger cluster of settlement 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. It is square and measures 30m x 30m.

Source: Cadw

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