Carn Fadryn

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Carn Fadryn is a five-hectare Iron Age hill fort and is the name of the hill on which the fort is situated. There seems to be two phases of ancient hillfort building on Carn Fadryn, followed by a mediaeval fortification of the summit. The first period at Carn Fadryn at about 300 BC. Enclosed the summit and an area of some 12 acres. These were re-fortified during a second period, and enclosed a wider area towards the north of a total of about 26 acres. This second period of re-enforcement being at around 100 BC. The third fort which strengthens the natural crag near the summit is thought to be the castle of the sons of Owain, mentioned in 1188 as being newly built.

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