Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Earthwork Enclosure, Llifad

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 3053
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Mechell
NGR : SH38499106
Site Type (preferred type first) : Roman ENCLOSURE
Legal Protection : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
On the S slope of Pen-y-morwydd; it is a rough pentagonal enclosure with a ditch and two banks. the defences remain in their original state on the E side only, elsewhere the earthwork has been almost ploughed away. There is an entrance at the W angle.

Classed with other C2nd-4th AD sites in the category of Din Lligwy. <1>

The enclosure is as described with an entrance in the W. The flat bottomed ditch in the E is some 2m deep with and inner and outer bank. <2>

Square earthwork enclosure, one of two in the valley, 'which has one side tolerably preserved' and covers an area 50yds square. Only the E side is well-preserved, the rest being under plough. 1876. <3>

This is one of two similar enclosures mentioned by Williams - see also 1599. <4>

Nearly square enclosure - a ditch between two enclosing banks. A tumulous is situated on a hill top 160m N of the earthwork it is badly eroded and stands about 2m high. <4>

Sources :
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments , 1937 , Anglesey , <1>
Ordnance Survey , 1969 , SH39SE 12 , <2>
Williams, W. W. , 1876 , Archaeologia Cambrensis , <3>
Davidson, A. , 1986 , Llifad , <4>
Davidson, A. , 1990 , Llifad , <5>
Smith, G. , 1998 , Hut Circle Settlement Survey , <6>

Events :
42676 : An 079 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1986)
42677 : An 079 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1990)
40782 : Hut Circle Settlement Survey (year : 1998)

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