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Latitude: 52.3819 / 52°22'54"N
Longitude: -3.703 / 3°42'10"W
OS Eastings: 284180
OS Northings: 277353
OS Grid: SN841773
Mapcode National: GBR 98.R2XT
Mapcode Global: VH5C6.RDQC
Entry Name: Nant Diliw Fechan Deserted Rural Settlement
Scheduled Date: 31 January 2000
Source ID: 1639
Cadw Legacy ID: CD192
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Rectangular hut
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
The monument comprises an early post-medieval dwelling, located immediately beside the Afon Diliw Fechan. The two room dwelling was substantially built and survives today in good condition along with two associated enclosures probably used for holding livestock. The farmstead is believed to date from the 16th or 17th century. It represents an important survival from the pre-forestry agricultural landscape of small farmsteads which once occupied the Diliw valley. Added interest is given by its proximity to other ruined buildings, some contemporary, others later.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of early post-medieval settlement. The monument forms an important element within the wider early post-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 settlements and their importance can be 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.
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