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Settlement Above Ffridd Ddu

A Scheduled Monument in Aber, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.2218 / 53°13'18"N

Longitude: -4.0218 / 4°1'18"W

OS Eastings: 265116

OS Northings: 371322

OS Grid: SH651713

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.11JM

Mapcode Global: WH549.684Y

Entry Name: Settlement Above Ffridd Ddu

Scheduled Date: 22 January 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 902

Cadw Legacy ID: CN243

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aber

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises several hut circles, the foundations of round houses probably dating to the Bronze Age or Iron Age (c.2300 BC - AD 74). This compact early settlement lies on high north-west-facing pasture above Ffridd Ddu. Both rectangular and circular huts are represented, associated with a small enclosure and yard.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric domestic life and social organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of structural evidence and associated archaeological features and deposits.

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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