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Rhos-crug hut platform (E)

A Scheduled Monument in Llanbister, Powys

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Latitude: 52.3528 / 52°21'10"N

Longitude: -3.2122 / 3°12'43"W

OS Eastings: 317534

OS Northings: 273444

OS Grid: SO175734

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.SXGV

Mapcode Global: VH694.84P4

Entry Name: Rhos-crug hut platform (E)

Scheduled Date: 17 November 2008

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1119

Cadw Legacy ID: RD267

Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Category: House platform

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Llanbister

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of a hut platform, probably dating to the late-medieval or post-medieval periods and situated within unenclosed moorland on the NE-facing slopes of Rhos-crug above the River Lugg. The platform is subrectangular on plan and measures 10.5m from NE to SW by 7m transversely. It is terraced into the slope on its SW end up to a depth of 1.2m; and is terraced out over the slope on its NE end up to a height of 1m. The platform would once have supported a modest building and is presumably associated with the small farmstead to the NW.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval and post medieval land use, settlement and economy. It is a relatively well preserved example of an upland settlement and retains great archaeological potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval and post medieval stock rearing practices in the upland zone, whether as permanent settlement, regular transhumance, or intermittent opportunistic expansion. The topographical and likely chronological association of the platform with similar monuments nearby (RD172, RD268 and RD269) further increases the importance of the site.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is rectangular and measures 25m from NE to SW by 15m transversely.

Source: Cadw

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