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Llwyn Bryn-Dinas
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Llwyn Bryn-Dinas from the west
Location Near Llangedwyn, Wales
Type Hillfort
Area 3 hectares (7.4 acres)
History
Periods Bronze Age
Iron Age

Llwyn Bryn-Dinas is an Iron Age hillfort on the north side of the Tanat valley, about 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the village of Llangedwyn, in Powys, Wales.

Description

The hillfort has a single rampart, about 264 metres (866 ft) north to south and 204 metres (669 ft) east to west, following the contours of a prominent hill. The area is about 3 hectares (7.4 acres). There is a simple inturned entrance on the south-east.

There was excavation in 1983. It was found that the site was first occupied in the late Bronze Age, about the 10th–9th century BC; the defences were enlarged about the 4th–3rd century BC, during the Iron Age. Built into the rear of the rampart was an Iron Age smithy, for bronze-casting and iron-working, probably to serve the requirements of the settlement.

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