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Settlement east of Eisingrug

A Scheduled Monument in Talsarnau, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8907 / 52°53'26"N

Longitude: -4.0515 / 4°3'5"W

OS Eastings: 262073

OS Northings: 334554

OS Grid: SH620345

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.PSC7

Mapcode Global: WH55T.QLWS

Entry Name: Settlement E of Eisingrug

Scheduled Date: 25 May 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2500

Cadw Legacy ID: ME143

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Talsarnau

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The site is on a moderately steep W-facing slope and lying towards the N end of a level strip between two substantial terraces of at least the same age as the hut circle settlement. These peter out and become derelict walls towards the N, as the slope levels off. To the N of this is a levelled and cleared enclosure; the derelict field walls surrounding this and to N and W may include some which are contemporary with the settlement. There is a stream to the N, and another, sloping, cleared area to the W. The terrace to the W seems to have been modified relatively recently just below and to the NW of the hut circle built on top of it, and there may have been a medieval or post-medieval building or shelter against it. The area between the sub-rectangular hut and the hut circles is overgrown but was probably another cleared enclosure.

S of the settlement the level area between the terraces forms a small field or paddock which is included within the SA. The lines of the terraces continue S of the road (outside the SA), towards the main stream.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement and land use. 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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