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Used to describe the type of settlement of a tag:site_type=settlement in a historical context. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations

For historic sites: historic=archaeological_site + site_type=settlement

Useful combination


Status: in use

The key settlement_type=* is used in a historic/ archaeological context, it is used to describe the type of historical settlement.


  • Jerpoint Park, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland (settlement_type=town) (OSM Link)
  • Stonecarthy Deserted Village, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland (settlement_type=village) (OSM Link)
  • Loch Migdale Crannog (settlement_type=crannog) (OSM Link)
  • Lisnabrack ringfort (settlement_type=ringfort) (OSM Link)
  • Woodstown Viking site, Co. Waterford, Ireland (settlement_type=longphort) (OSM Link)
Loch Migdale crannog