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BODAFON MOUNTAIN, POST-MEDIEVAL SETTLEMENT

Site Details



NPRN 15013

Map Reference SH48SE

Grid Reference SH4712284678

Unitary (Local) Authority Isle of Anglesey

Old County Anglesey

Community Moelfre

Type of Site SETTLEMENT

Broad Class UNASSIGNED

Period Post Medieval

Site Description NAR SH48SE7

What had been identified as an early medieval llys or hall, was discovered on excavation to be a post-medieval settlement. The site lies on the lower south-eastern slopes of Bodafon Mountain.
At least five rectangular buildings are set about a subrectangular walled enclosure, some 40-50m across. The buildings are between 8.0m by 4.5m and 5.0m by 3.5m, with walls between 0.7m & 1.3m thick standing up to 1.0m high. There are traces of other walled enclosures, paddocks and fields.
Three of the buildings were examined in 1954 when sixteenth-eighteenth century pottery was recovered.
This is likely to be a farmstead, possibly a seasonally occupied upland hafod.

Sources: RCAHM Anglesey Inventory (1937), 136
Griffiths in the Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society & Field Club for 1955, 12-20

John Wiles 03.09.07

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