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Pendinas Hillfort



On Pen Dinas, a very high and steep hill, near the bridge over the Rheidiol, is a large entrenchment, still in a good state of preservation, and where, Caradoc informs us, Rhys ap Grufydd, in 1113, encamped his forces, which, by a manoeuvre of the English, were enticed from the hill over the bridge, to besiege Aberystwyth castle, where they were surrounded and cut off almost to a man.

The tradition of the town attributes this entrenchment to the forces employed by Cromwell to beseige the castle.
p16 of 'Excursions in North Wales', ed. by John Hicklin, 1847. Online at google books.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
29th March 2007ce

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