CAER OLEU CAMP; PEN-Y-CASTELL

Site Details



NPRN
95301
Map Reference
SH76NE
Grid Reference
SH79296651
Unitary (Local) Authority
Conwy
Old County
Caernarfonshire
Community
Llanddoged and Maenan
Type of Site
HILLFORT
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Prehistoric

Site Description

A small fortress on a narrow ridge with precipitous sides, about half a mile ESE of Maenan House. Access from the North is prevented by a ditch about 5ft deep cut across the ridge. South of this is a D-shaped enclosure with a strong wall dry-built and still standing in places. South of this enclosure the edges of the ridge are reinforced in the less precipitous places with stone walling. The enclosed area is divided into three sections by natural crags. The structure may possibly be the result of native adaptation of the 'motte and bailey' layout to an unusual site.
Source: extract from RCAHMW visit of 1951. F.Foster/RCAHMW 26.07.2007

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