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Breidden Hills, Montgomeryshire

Historical Description

Breidden Hills, a group of three steep wooded hills on the E border of Montgomeryshire, overhanging the river Severn, 6½ miles NNE of Welshpool. The most northerly, Breidden Hill proper (about 1200 feet high), is crowned by an obelisk to Admiral Rodney, and is supposed to have been the scene of the last battle between Caractacus and OstoririS Scapula. The other peaks are Middletown Hill and Moel-y-Golfa (1300 feet), the former of which has traces of an ancient camp called Cefn-y-Castell.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Montgomeryshire is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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