Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Defended Settlement, Dinas Cadnant, Menai Bridge

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 1562
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Menai Bridge
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH55207340
Site Type (preferred type first) : Early Medieval DEFENDED SETTLEMENT
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
Group of hut sites and other wall foundations on a platform of outcropping schist, top is broken by irregular outcrops. Some traces of walling remain edging the slope in places. Remains consist of (a) group of huts at the north west point (b) group at foot of slope at the south west side (c) series of banks and foundations on the south east side. Whole area is grass grown with bracken, gorse, thorn etc. Pottery picked up from inside the area. (RCAHMW, 1937)

Remains believed to be those of the residence of the lord of a commote which was a going concern in AD 825. <2>

Only low banks and vague traces of foundations remain at this site. Four possible hut circles and two enclosures visible 1967. <3>

1970 condition unchanged. <4>

April - May '86 encumbering scrub and vegetation cleared from the site by NACRO scheme with view to getting an up to date survey. <5>

Not visited (Smith, 2005)

Sources :
Smith, G. , 2003 , Prehistoric Defended Enclosures: Scoping for Pan-Wales Assessment ( © GAT)
Smith, G. , 2005 , A Survey of Prehistoric Defended Enclosures in North West Wales 2004-2005: West Conwy, Gwynedd (Arfon) & Anglesey ( © GAT)
Smith, G. , 2008 , Iron Age Settlements in Wales: Cadw Defended Enclosures Publication Hillforts and Hut Groups in North-West Wales ( © GAT)
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1937 , An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey
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
Phillips, C. W. , SH57SE 18 , <2>
Ordnance Survey , 1967 , SH57SE 18 , <3>
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH57SE 18 , <4>
Thompson, D. , 1986 , PRN 1562 , <5>

Events :
42058 : Prn 1562 Gat Site Visit (year : 1986)
40621 : Prehistoric Defended Enclosures in North-west Wales, 2004-5: West Conwy, Gwynedd (Arfon) and Anglesey (year : 2005)
44557 : Early Celtic Societies in North Wales (year : 2010)
45042 : Iron Age Settlements in Wales: Cadw Defended Enclosures Publication. Hillforts and Hut Groups in North-West Wales. (year : 2008)
40620 : Prehistoric Defended Enclosures: Scoping for Pan-Wales Assessment (year : 2003)

Related PRNs : 95551

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