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Mynydd Du Settlement, Carnedd Dafydd

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

Nearest Town:Bethesda (3km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   SH64936485 / Sheet: 115
Latitude:53° 9' 47.67" N
Longitude:   4° 1' 14.14" W

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Coflein says the following regarding the site:

'An agglomeration of curvilinear enclosures, c.90m accross, set on ground falling to the W, amongst which are located seven circular structures, c.3.6-5.4m in diameter, these features being represented by stony banks, c.1.5m across & 0.3m high; features appear to have been refurbished as shelters....Generally similar features occur to the NE'

Mynydd Du forms the lower section of Carnedd Dafydd's great north-western ridge, rising above Cwm Pen - llafar. Plenty of water nearby, not least the Afon Llafar itself, but one assumes copious volumes fell from the sky during the Bronze Age, making this a spot for the hardy to live, an assumption supported by the 'Black Mountain' moniker. Needless to say, it still rains. A lot.

This is another site I didn't appreciate at the time whilst ascending/descending the ridge....
9th October 2010ce
Edited 9th October 2010ce