SN7359 : Castell Rhyfel

taken 11 years ago, near to Castell Rhyfel [antiquity (non-Roman)], Ceredigion, Great Britain

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Castell Rhyfel
Castell Rhyfel
Apparently, this end-of-the-ridge top at the southern tip of the Garn Gron plateau is a prehistoric hill fort. While there are some bumps in the grass which could have been part of a circular earth wall, it takes an expert to be conclusive about this. The name Castell Rhyfel means war castle. Interestingly, a nearby farm in SN7260 is called Gwar-castell, which seems to be a "cymrisized" version of the English translation.
More details can be found in the Coflein[1] entry for Castell Rhyfel LinkExternal link . For views of the hill fort from an attacker's perspective, see LinkExternal link and 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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SN7359, 17 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 8 August, 2007
Hill fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 732 598 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.3061N 3:51.4600W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 732 598
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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