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New Pieces Enclosure, Breiddin Hill


<b>New Pieces Enclosure, Breiddin Hill</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (16.7.2011)
Nearest Town:Welshpool (10km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SJ29751400 / Sheet: 126
Latitude:52° 43' 7.22" N
Longitude:   3° 2' 24.54" W

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<b>New Pieces Enclosure, Breiddin Hill</b>Posted by thesweetcheat <b>New Pieces Enclosure, Breiddin Hill</b>Posted by GLADMAN


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Three defended settlements stand in parallel.... here upon the beautiful Welsh/English - or should that be English/Welsh? - border, not far from Shrewsbury... Ha! Merely lines upon maps, methinks.

According to our friends at Coflein, the central site is:

'A roughly sub-oval enclosure, c.56m N-S by 54m, set n a S facing hillside, c.240m SE of the Breiddin Hillfort (Nprn141162) defined by one or two lines of widely spaced collapsed stone ramparts, 106m N-S by 78m overall.
The enclosure has been associated with the field system (Nprn306995) between it and the Breiddin fort. Excavation, 1933-5, produced RB material, late 1st-4th c. [J.Wiles 12.11.2002]'
10th November 2011ce
Edited 14th November 2011ce