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Roman Kilns 225m south east of Pen-y-Stryd

A Scheduled Monument in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8696 / 52°52'10"N

Longitude: -3.8922 / 3°53'31"W

OS Eastings: 272732

OS Northings: 331915

OS Grid: SH727319

Mapcode National: GBR 60.R90D

Mapcode Global: WH563.54VD

Entry Name: Roman Kilns 225m SE of Pen-y-Stryd

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2473

Cadw Legacy ID: ME071

Schedule Class: Industrial

Category: Kiln

Period: Roman

County: Gwynedd

Community: Trawsfynydd

Traditional County: Merionethshire


Three mounds lying E of the Roman road at Pen y Stryd, and S of a small stream.

Mound 1 at SH72693190. An oval mound measuring 11 m WNW-ESE and 8 m NNE-SSW. It is open on the N side, which faces the stream, and is typical of a prehistoric burnt mound, although in this case the hollow centre is probably due to the excavations mentioned by Pennant. The stream is presently some 2 m below the mound.

Mound 2 at SH72753192. Situated 70 m WNW of 1 and 27 m SE of the stream. An irregular mound 8 m in diameter, with a path skirting round the W side. There is a dip in the centre which probably marks an early excavation.

Mound 3 at SH72693189. This mound is not scheduled. It lies 15 m S of 1. It is a low oval mound 8 m x 4 m. Some burnt stone is visible on the surface.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Roman production techniques. 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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