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AFON SIRHOWY HUT CIRCLE

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 09034g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Tredegar
NGR : SO119119
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age hut circle
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
The monument comprises a fine hut circle, the foundations of a round house probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800BC) and situated within open moorland on the slopes to the SE of the gully containing the Afon Sirhowy. The hut circle is well preserved and measures 5.3m in diameter within a low grass-covered stony bank 1.1m in thickness and 0.2m in height.

Description :
The monument comprises a fine hut circle, the foundations of a round house probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800BC) and situated within open moorland on the slopes to the SE of the gully containing the Afon Sirhowy. The hut circle is well preserved and measures 5.3m in diameter within a low grass-covered stony bank 1.1m in thickness and 0.2m in height. Terraced into the slopeon the rear, an entrance is visible in the NW side. The hut circle is situated upon well-drained and sheltered N facing slopes, in an area largely cleared of stones. There are clearanvce heaps at the base of the slopeand the traces of field banks evident. The remains of a further hut circle are situated downslope. It is very likely that the settlement and associated field system once extended further to the SE, within the area now enclosed and improved.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric domestic life and social organisation.

Sources :
/Desc Text/CADW/New entry to the Schedule of Monuments/2008

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