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Croes Arthur

Hillfort

Fieldnotes

Visited 29.10.11

After visiting the nearby Meini Gwyn stones I continued east along the minor road to check out this Hillfort.
I parked on the road at the junction where the drive heads south to Baencwm Farm.

I walked past a couple of houses and was soon at the eastern rampart of the Hillfort.
At this point the rampart is about 3 metres high but totally overgrown with tress / bushes etc. I managed to clamber up the bank and could see the northern section of the rampart curving around – the ramparts here looked about 2 metres high.

This was my last site of the day and by now the raining was falling heavily; I was tired and wet through. There didn't appear to be any obvious access point to the Hillfort (the centre of which looks like it is used for grazing) and I didn't fancy battling through the hedge so I decided to head back to the car.

I was about the drive off when a farmer pulled up in his Land Rover. I thought 'here we go' but he just asked if I could stay put as his cattle was being herded down the lane. I was happy to oblige. It is odd sitting in a car and having a herd of cows pass either side of you!

COFLEIN describes the site thus:
'Croes Arthur Hillfort has been described as a promontory fort in the ledge position, the irregular plan of this fort has suggested more than one period of construction. The site name is not recognised locally'.
Posted by CARL
2nd November 2011ce

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