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Round Hut 400m north east of Garreg Hir

A Scheduled Monument in Caersws (Caersŵs), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5691 / 52°34'8"N

Longitude: -3.4802 / 3°28'48"W

OS Eastings: 299770

OS Northings: 297840

OS Grid: SN997978

Mapcode National: GBR 9K.C9SC

Mapcode Global: WH68S.HPY9

Entry Name: Round Hut 400m NE of Garreg Hir

Scheduled Date: 17 June 2010

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1403

Cadw Legacy ID: MG339

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


This well-preserved round hut probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 700 BC). It is defined by a sub-circular stone and earth bank that encloses a level interior, with an entrance on the N side. It has an internal diameter of 5m, with the earth and stone bank being 0.3m high and up to 1.5m wide.

Given its undisturbed condition, there is a strong probability that evidence relating to chronology, layout, building techniques and functional detail will survive in good condition. In view of this the monument has potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric organisation and settlement.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around which related evidence may be expected to survive. The scheduled area is circular in shape on plan and measures 14m in diameter and is located at NGR SN99769/97840.

Source: Cadw

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