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LLWYN BRYN-DINAS, HILLFORT

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NPRN 306785

Map Reference SJ12SE

Grid Reference SJ17222470

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Denbighshire

Community Llangedwyn

Type of Site HILLFORT

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Bronze Age, Iron Age

Site Description A somewhat angular, sub-oval enclosure, c.264m N-S by 204m E-W, crowns an isolated hill above the Tanat valley. Defined by a single rampart, there is a substantial inturned entrance on the E, 62m wide and 68m deep, narrowing to an entrance gap c.8.0m wide, taking advantage of a cleft in the hilltop. A small watercourse issues from this cleft a little further downslope.
(source Os495card; SJ12SE3)
Excavation in 1983 produced a l.BA date (l.8-9th C.BC) for the earliest occupation, persisting until the m.2nd C. BC (Musson 1992).

J.Wiles 18.10.02

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