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PWLLDYFACH, SITE OF BATTLE

Site Details



NPRN 404670

Map Reference SN32NE

Grid Reference SN3525

Unitary (Local) Authority Carmarthenshire

Old County Carmarthenshire

Community Abernant

Type of Site BATTLE SITE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Early Medieval

Site Description The battle of Pwlldyfach took place in 1042, where Hywel defeated the Gentiles who were ravaging Dyfed.
Source: Thomas Jones, The Chronicle of the Princes, 1955, p.25.
In 1042, Hywel ab Edwin, lord of Dyfed and Ystrad Tywi, defeated an army of Danish marauders at Pwll Dyfach, some five miles north of-west of Carmarthen.
Source: J.E.Lloyd, A History of Wales, vol II, 1912, p.360.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 08 August 2006.