Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Castellor Hut Group, Bryngwran

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 2520
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Bryngwran
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH33657623
Site Type (preferred type first) : Roman HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
'Castellor' first noted by Rowlands. <1>

'Ten or a dozen widely dispersed hut foundations' only are left. Some 16-20 huts dug up and removed (from area of [former] PRN 1549) c.1826 by farmer. Floors were flagged, outer walls were orthostats with earth and stone infill. A wall formally existed around the N edge of the site (only remains of this is a cornerstone just N of PRN 1539). 7 or 8 hut circles exist in the field to the east, as well as other enclosures and foundations (some of which have been removed). 'Burial ground' also existed here, as well as a paved road. A lot of artefacts were recovered and subsequently lost: querns, mortars, coins, leather money, gold tweezers, and copper cake. <2>

All that now remains are huts at N and S ends of the site - two well preserved huts at N end, one with orthostats, as well as traces of others. 4 huts and remains of other in S group [now scheduled], with remains of others between these and the river. Further but unrecorded excavations took place c.1900. Paved way only traceable at S end. <3>

Only five hut circles, and possible remains of a sixth can now be identified. Detailed descriptions. <4>

Scheduled area covers only a small part of the settlement. The whole is in poor condition, most of the huts are ploughed out. Two of best-preserved huts lie outside the scheduled area. The owner has some finds from the site. <5>

Settlement/Prehistoric/building foundations. <8>

Scheduled area increased to include former PRN 1549 which is deleted and included in PRN 2520, and PRN 1539 which remains. <9>

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
Rowlands, H. , 1766 , Mona Antiqua Restaurata , <1>
Pritchard, H. , 1871 , Archaeologia Cambrensis , <2>
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments , 1937 , Anglesey , <3>
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH37NW 4 , <4>
Thompson, D. , 1989 , PRN 2520 , <7>
Cadw , 1990 , Castellor Hut Group , <9>
Smith, G. , 1998 , Hut Circle Settlement Survey , <10>

Events :
42443 : An 088 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1986)
42444 : An 088 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1989)
42445 : An 088 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1992)
42446 : Prn 2520 Gat Site Visit (year : 1989)
42446 : Din Dryfol Excavation (year : 1980)
40782 : Hut Circle Settlement Survey (year : 1998)
44557 : Early Celtic Societies in North Wales (year : 2010)

Related PRNs : 302306

Compiled date : 16-02-1989


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