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Castell Pen yr Allt



Castell Pen-yr-Allt is the site of a Medieval castle, but there's a strong possibility that the hill was also used during the Iron Age as a fort. I've not visited the it, so I've no idea what's visible on the ground.

Yesterday I had a look through the Cadw records for Castell Pen-yr-Allt, held at the National Monuments Record of Wales. In the paperwork I looked at there was no reference to an Iron Age settlement on the site of the castle. It looks like Cadw have yet to be pursuaded of a prehistoric connection.

That's not to say that there wasn't a prehistoric settlement though. My research was incredibly rushed and superficial (I visited during my lunch hour) so there's plenty of other material to be sifted through. Just a quick look at the catalogue shows that Cambria Archaeology and the RCAHMW both associate the site with the Iron Age.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
10th June 2003ce
Edited 25th May 2004ce

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