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Dinas Powis


Dinas Powis (Hillfort) by thesweetcheat Looking from the outer rampart of the hillfort over the multiple lines of ramparts protecting the southern approach.
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A. Brookes (19.3.2023)
Posted by thesweetcheat
18th March 2024ce
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Comments (4)

So what's the story with this SC... assumed it was Dark Age adapted by the Normans, but apparently not? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
24th March 2024ce
According to the SMR it's a proper mixed bag. Iron Age pottery shows definite prehistoric origins, then reinforcement of the earthworks later. A bit like Castell Dinas Bran I guess. Lovely place for a mooch though, especially at this time of year. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
24th March 2024ce
Very odd. So there's a castle down below, a southern enclosure... and a northern enclosure apparently adapted from Dark Ages into later medieval?
25th March 2024ce
Yeah, pretty much, with both the southern enclosure and northern 'fort' being Iron Age sites (of some sort) initially. The actual castle below is very overgrown and I didn't investigate beyond walking past it! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26th March 2024ce
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