Mynydd Rhiw Axe Factory
The axe factory at Mynydd Rhiw is represented by a series of roughly circular hollows aligned north-east to south-west, circa fifteen metres in diameter, originally comprising a single linear opencast. The miners worked shale in a series of shallow pits that were backfilled after they had become too deep.
Grid Reference: SH23392991
Cromlechi Rhiw Burial Chambers (Portal Dolmens)
Tyn y Fron
Tan y Muriau Long Cairn
More information: Neolithic Tombs at Rhiw
Round House on Mynydd Rhiw
There are many hut circles located on the Llŷn Peninsula indicating a long history of occupation of this area.
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See more images of Mynydd Rhiw on the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales website
Near Aberdaron, on the low hill of Mynydd Ystym, stand the remains of Castell Odo.(OS187 285) Pottery found on the site, is thought, by some, to date to the late Bronze Age. Two excavations have been carried out on the site, and have revealed that there were, in fact, two separate settlements -and Iron Age settlement of wooden round houses on the hilltop, and a later settlement of stone houses, (possibly Roman), some of which can still be seen today.
"An oval enclosure, about 77m north-east to south-west by 66m, set against steep, craggy slopes to the north-west on a shelf at the northern end of Mynydd Rhiw, defined by two ruinous stone-walled circuits."
On Mynydd y Graig are three hill forts, several hut circles and terraced fields that are thought to date from the late Iron Age; a Bronze Age cinerary urn was uncovered in 1955.
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See more images of Castell Odo on the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales website