SN7889 : Cwm Hyddgen

taken 10 years ago, near to Banc Llechwedd-Mawr [hill or Mountain], Powys, Great Britain

Cwm Hyddgen
Cwm Hyddgen
The Afon Hyddgen can be seen meandering at the bottom of this wide and shallow valley. This area is the site of the battle fought in 1401 between Owain Glyndwr's Welsh army and Henry I's English troops with Flemish settlers from Pembrokeshire (Coflein[1]: LinkExternal link ). Glyndwr won the battle but nevertheless lost his principality fourteen years later. The two quartz rocks on the opposite bank of the Afon Hyddgen (one can be seen about one third from the left edge of the picture) are known as Cerrig Cyfammod Glyndwr (Glyndwr's covenant stones), but it isn't clear if they are a contemporaneous memorial or erratic boulders deposited naturally (Coflein[1]: LinkExternal link ).
1. Coflein
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) maintains a web data base ('Coflein') of all the records it holds. Each data set has a short description and is classified in terms of period and function, and sources of surveys of the location are given. Search Coflein at: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009
Geographical Context
Primary Subject of Photo
Valley > Valley   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 783 896 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.4417N 3:47.6317W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 784 894
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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