Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Hut Group, Llaniestyn, Llanddona

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 2599
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Llanddona
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH5966281230
Site Type (preferred type first) : Prehistoric HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
A group of huts at W end of Marian Dyrys, 1 1/4m NE of the church (Llaniestyn). They lie about 400ft OD on a level terrace at the foot of a bluff, which terminates a higher plateau. 6 or more circular huts, 16-25ft in diameter, and others that are rectangular. On the N side are two straight sections of an enclosing wall forming a right angle. <1>

This is possibly an enclosed homestead of polygonal plan, 2-4C AD. <2>

A partly enclosed group of 2 rectangles and 3 circular huts centred on SH59648123:

(A) SH59678122. A circular hut 10.0m diameter, walls 1.1m thick, occasional stones on the circumference and an entrance on the W.
(B) SH59658123. A rectangular hut 5m x 4m, open to the N, with walls 0.4m high and 2m thick.
(C) SH59668124. A circular hut, 8m diameter with double walling 1.2m thick and 0.4m high, slightly lower inside than out. Entrance to the E.
(D) SH59628125. Rectangular hut 8m x 4.2m open to S with walls 2m thick on the W and 1.5m thick on the E.
(E) SH59628125. Circular hut with annexe on NE. Hut is 8m diameter and 8.9m deep, with occasional stones on the circumference. Entrance on the E. Annexe, 9m x 2m comprises a low stone wall with an entrance midway along S side.

A low bank of stones encloses huts A, B and C on three sides while a modern wall bounds the N side.
Similarities can be drawn between this site and Din Lligwy (SH48NE). Surveyed at 1:2500. <3>

Site visit. Cursory inspection to ascertain position and status. Overgrown but salient features can still be seen. General impression of a very well preserved site. <4>

Site scheduled A126 <5>

Site scheduled An 126 <6>

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
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments , 1937 , Anglesey , <1>
Ordnance Survey , 1967 , SH58SE 5 , <2>
Kelly, R. S. , 1986 , PRN 2599 , <4>
Yates, M. , 1993 , SAM An 126 , <5>
Smith, G. , 1998 , Hut Circle Settlement Survey , <7>
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH58SE 5 , <3>
Yates, M. , 1993 , PRN 2599 , <6>

Events :
42480 : Prn 2599 Gat Site Visit (year : 1986)
40782 : Hut Circle Settlement Survey (year : 1998)
44557 : Early Celtic Societies in North Wales (year : 2010)

Related PRNs :

Compiled date :


The above data are supplied by GAT in partnership with its Local Authorities (Anglesey, Conwy and Gwynedd County Councils, and Snowdonia National Park Authority), © GAT 2018 (and in part © Crown, 2018 - as indicated)
This information is supplied for the purposes of personal interest only and may not be used as part of a commercial project.

November 21, 2018, 11:54 am - HTML file produced from Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Regional HER
Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, Craig Beuno, Garth Road, Bangor, Gwynedd.  LL57 2RT
tel (01248) 352535,  fax (01248) 370925, email her@heneb.co.uk, web www.heneb.co.uk