Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Castell Henllys, North Pembrokeshire

Other Half has joined a local historial group and I was invited along, together with other 'Other Halves' on a trip to Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort in North Pembrokeshire. This fort is one of the largest to be discovered in the UK and the present buildings have been constructed over the site of the original buildings that had been there over 2000 years ago.
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One of the half dozen buildings on the site.
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An example of the probable foot covering worn by iron age women.
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An inside reproduction of probable living facilities for a wealthy family during the iron age.
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A cooking pot over a central fire in one of the smaller buildings.
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A typical means of grinding corn. Very heavy stones.
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I think this, the largest building, was lived in by the chief of the group that lived on this or any other site. It was quite luxurious, with seating made of elaborately carved tree trunks and rather ornate fire irons over the central fire. This thatched hut was much larger than any of the others.
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An example of probable utensils used by iron age man.
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This bit of wall was all that remained of the dry stone walling constructed over 2000 years ago.
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I wonder what they would have made of the new facilities that we have just had fitted in our new kitchen!!

3 comments:

bad penny said...

Thanks for popping by... we had several family holiays on farms in Pembrokshire when I was a girl but it was North Wales were my mum went to live for many years !
This is all so interesting.

bad penny said...

PS... I'm usualy unlucky in Charity sops, but I volunteer in one for one afternoon a week - now I have to be strict with myself what I buy !

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Lovely pics Annie. It looks v. interesting.

Your kitchen looks great.