Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Hut Group, NE of Bryn Engan

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 3609
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH51218160
Site Type (preferred type first) : Prehistoric HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
A group of huts (area SH 51258165) in poor condition and as yet unexcavated. They may be of the same period as those at Pant y Saer (SH58SW 5) excavated by W. Phillips in 1932-3 and dated C5th AD.

A hut group centred at SH 51218160, consisting of three hut circles and a sub-rectangular enclosure with a rectangular structure in its SW corner. The best preserved hut circle SH 51188165 is 13.0m in diameter and has rubble-filled walls up to 0.6m high. The other two are 6.0m and 4.5m in diameter, and in poor condition. <1>

Plan. <2>

At SH 51218164 is the enclosure (sides 21.0m x 21.0m x 30.0m by 39.0m) comprising a bank up to 0.4m high and an entrance on the E side. Surveyed at 1:2500. <3>

This prehistoric settlement site probably dates from the Iron Age and Romano-British period. It lies on a low limestone plateau about 0.5km SW of Benllech and is now largely obscured by dense scrub cover. A massive enclosure bank survives around the W and within are at least two orthostatic hut circles. One of the huts is exceptionally large measuring 10m internal diameter and is particularly well preserved. <4>

Sources :
Riley, H. F. & Smith, G. , 1994 , Gwynedd Hut Group Survey: Summary and Progress Report, Year 1 ( © GAT)
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
Cadw , 1995 , Schedule of Ancient Monuments , <4>
Johns, C. N. , 1956 , Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society , <2>
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments , 1937 , Anglesey , <1>
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH58SW 10 , <3>

Events :
40782 : Hut Circle Settlement Survey (year : 1998)
40131 : Gwynedd Hut Group Survey: Summary and Progress Report, Year 1 (year : 1994)
44557 : Early Celtic Societies in North Wales (year : 2010)

Related PRNs : 302529

Compiled date :


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