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Round Hut 700m NNE of Garreg Hir

A Scheduled Monument in Caersws (Caersŵs), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5722 / 52°34'19"N

Longitude: -3.4813 / 3°28'52"W

OS Eastings: 299708

OS Northings: 298181

OS Grid: SN997981

Mapcode National: GBR 9K.C3JP

Mapcode Global: WH68S.HLGY

Entry Name: Round Hut 700m NNE of Garreg Hir

Scheduled Date: 17 June 2010

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1399

Cadw Legacy ID: MG338

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 NNW side. It has an internal diameter of 5m, with the earth and stone bank being 0.4m high and up to 2m 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 16m in diameter and is located at NGR SN99708/98181.

Source: Cadw

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