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CRAIG RHIWARTH, HILLFORT

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NPRN 306533

Map Reference SJ02NE

Grid Reference SJ05562697

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Montgomeryshire

Community Llangynog (Powys)

Type of Site HILLFORT

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Iron Age

Site Description A hill-top enclosure, roughly 850m east-west by 400-500m, defined by tumbled stone walls which are pierced by several, apparently original entrances, running between precipitous crags: within this walled area are about 170 circular structures from 4.0m to 12m in diameter, including three double, concentric circles: also present are several rectangular buildings, one of which is said to have been in use, as a hafod, into the 19th century.

(source OS 495 card; SJ02NE1)


J.Wiles 18.12.2003

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