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Latitude: 53.0826 / 53°4'57"N
Longitude: -4.1968 / 4°11'48"W
OS Eastings: 252955
OS Northings: 356189
OS Grid: SH529561
Mapcode National: GBR 5M.9T5D
Mapcode Global: WH54S.HSR5
Entry Name: Ty Coch Prehistoric Settlement
Scheduled Date: 11 November 1986
Source ID: 3186
Cadw Legacy ID: CN194
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Unenclosed hut circle
Community: Betws Garmon
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
This is a well-preserved example of a prehistoric settlement. It includes two hut circles, one of which has three or four courses of stonework still standing. The huts are surrounded by a clearly defined group of small fields enclosed by tumbled stone walls. These would seem to link up with other enclosure banks/walls on the hillside. To the NW the walls are less pronounced but lynchets have formed on the slope. The archaeological value of the site lies in its remarkable state of preservation, its importance as an assemblage including both huts and fields, the fact that it does not appear to have been excavated or disturbed in the past, and the probability of good environmental and other data preserved in the peat and in the lynchet material on the site.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement. 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.
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