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Rhiw Coch Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2028 / 53°12'9"N

Longitude: -4.0722 / 4°4'20"W

OS Eastings: 261685

OS Northings: 369304

OS Grid: SH616693

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.277W

Mapcode Global: WH548.FR2K

Entry Name: Rhiw Coch Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2420

Cadw Legacy ID: CN056

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllechid

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The remains of an enclosed hut group standing on a level terrace on a W-facing hillslope. The enclosure is nearly circular in shape, with a diameter of 36 m. There is a substantial enclosure wall c. 2.25 m wide and 0.75 m high, of large facing stones with rubble core. The remains of one oval hut 13 m by 7.5 m lie in the SW corner of the enclosure. Another bank runs off NE from the corner of the hut.

The site is crossed from W to E by a line of large stones, presumably the remains of a field boundary, probably of fairly recent origin. The site is also cut by a modern field bank running N - S, resulting in a small part of the site on the E being isolated from the main part.

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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