Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Hut Group N of Glanrafon

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 3595
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Moelfre
NGR : SH50088547
Site Type (preferred type first) : Prehistoric HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT
Legal Protection : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
In a heavily wooded area at SH 501853, traces of a complex of structures including at least one well preserved hut circle and two sectors of linear walling. <1>

A hut circle at SH 50088547, and an enclosure and rectangular structure at SH 50148546 are probably the features referred to by Livens.

The hut circle is some 8.0m in diameter and has a rubble filled double wall 1.2m thick and up to 0.8m high. An entrance in the NE is 2.0m wide. Condition: good.

Some 60.09m to the E, are the remains of a sub-rectangular enclosure, 26.0m NE-SW, by 15.0m, narrowing to 10.0m at the NE end which is open.

Midway along the SW side is an external rectangular structure, 60m by 3.0m with no apparent entrance. The walls are in poor condition, consisting of large boulders up to 0.3m high, and presumably contemporary with the main structure. Perhaps Romano British. Surveyed at 1:2500. <2>

The round hut is as described. The internal diameter is between 7.5-8.0m, with a double wall of upright limestone slabs 1.2m wide. The 2.0m wide entrance is on the NE. A large ash tree is growing inside the hut on the N side.

The rectangular structure could not be found as described above, although heavy undergrowth prevented a thorough search. All that could be found was a length of walling 15.0m long running in a ENE-WSW direction at SH 50138546. I assume that the external rectangular structure mentioned in <2> above measures 6.0m by 3.0m and not 60m by 3.0m, but whatever its dimensions I was unable to find it. Another search in February-March time may reveal more. <3>

Sources :
Waddington, K. , 2010 , Early Celtic Societies in North Wales
Waddington, K. , 2013 , The Settlements of Northwest Wales: From the Late Bronze Age to the Early Medieval Period
Livens, R. G. , 1965 , Archaeology in Wales , <1>
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH58NW 2 , <2>
Davidson, A. , 1990 , Hut Group N of Glan'r Afon, A95 , <3>
Mason, M. , 1996 , Hut Group N of Galn'r Afon , <4>
Smith, G. , 1998 , Hut Circle Settlement Survey , <5>

Events :
42864 : Prn 3595 Ucnw Site Visit (year : 1965)
42865 : An 095 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1990)
42866 : An 095 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1996)
40782 : Hut Circle Settlement Survey (year : 1998)
44557 : Early Celtic Societies in North Wales (year : 2010)

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