Craig-yr-ychain

Not much is known about the fairly oval enclosure to the south west of Llandrillo.  It is an impressive feature, occupying a northern spur of land overlooking the village below, with the Rover Dee winding its way through the valley to its west.  To the south and south west of the site are steep natural slopes, affording substantial obstacle to attack.  The entrance to the site is to the east.  It would have commanded the near vicinity, controlling the flow of traffic south and perhaps along the Dee. There is the suggestion of building platforms in the northern part of the enclosure.  A hillfort then.  Quite right.  As such, dating it of the Iron Age seems fairly safe, although further investigation is required in order to establish a more confident date for its construction, occupation and purpose.

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