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Coed y Bwnydd



In a Welsh manuscript from 1600* there is a list of giants and their abodes. It includes

"Clidda Gawr in the parish of Bettws Newydd, and his abode in the place called Cloddeu Caer Clidda, and that land to­day is called Tir Clidda in the parish of Llanarth."

Coed y Bwnydd is near/on Clytha Hill, so it seems Coed y Bwnydd may well be Clidda's castle. It's now a wooded nature reserve looked after by Monmouthshire council. (There is a Clytha Castle to the north, but that's far too new for a giant).

*Owen, H., 'Peniarth Ms. 118, fos. 829-837' Y Cymmrodor, XXVII, (1917) pp.115-52. Text and translation.
cited here on the Arthurian Gwent page.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th December 2006ce
Edited 6th December 2006ce

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