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Middle Usk Valley
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Historic Landscape Characterisation

Middle Usk Valley: Pen-y-crug
Photographs of character area

CPAT PHOTO 05-C-146 The church settlement of Battle first documented in the early 13th century, viewed from the west with The Pool to the right. The battle which resulted in the conquest of the kingdom of Brycheiniog in 1093 is traditionally held to have taken place in the fields in the middle distance, to the south of the village, perhaps on the basis of the placename, though the settlement is actually named after Battle Abbey in Sussex, which drew income from the parish. The ridge and furrow visible in these fields is possibly of medieval origin. Photo: CPAT 05-C-146.

CPAT PHOTO 05-C-141 The multiple banks and ditches of the Pen-y-crug Iron Age hillfort, on common land north-west of Brecon, viewed from the south-west. The remains of the former clay pits and brick and tile works lie in the area of bracken and scrub just to the right of the hillfort. Photo: CPAT 05-C-141.