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ERW WEN, PREHISTORIC AND MEDIEVAL HOMESTEAD AND FIELD SYSTEM

Site Details




NPRN
302760
Map Reference
SH63SW
Grid Reference
SH60653233
Unitary (Local) Authority
Gwynedd
Old County
Merioneth
Community
Harlech
Type of Site
SETTLEMENT
Broad Class
UNASSIGNED
Period
Medieval, Iron Age

Site Description
1. The homestead at Erw Wen is a sub-circular enclosure, c.26-30m in diameter, with a centrally placed circular structure, 9.0m internal diameter, terraced into NW facing slopes, upon a NE-SW terrace that can be associated with the field system (Nprn308947) to the NW.

An excavation in 1980-81 (Kelly 1981; 1988, 119ff), demonstrated that the central structure had replaced a sequence of timber predecessors.

At least three rectangular, possibly medieval structures are found on and around the site (Bowen & Gresham 1967, fig).

J.Wiles 23.09.03

2. A field system extends to the south

T. Driver, RCAHMW, 2014
  
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