Dinas Dinlle Roundhouse 1024, Excavations 20223D Model
Dinas Dinlle Hillfort (Scheduled Monument CN048) overlooks the sea from its perch on an isolated hill of glacial drift on the edge of the northern Llŷn coastal plain. The fort, thought to be of late prehistoric origin, would have originally been defended by two earthen ramparts with a deep ditch in between. Severe erosion has removed all traces of the defences on the seaward side but they are still visible to the south, east and north.
Gwynedd Archaeological Trust led the community excavation of an evaluation trench across roundhouse 1024, on the threatened western side of the fort, in 2019 as part of the CHERISH project (http://cherishproject.eu/en/).
In August/September 2021 two internal quadrants of the building were excavated. This model shows the building following the full excavation of its interior in July/August 2022.
The 2021 and 2022 community excavations have been grant aided by Cadw and the National Trust and carried out in collaboration with Bangor University and CHERISH.