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^rctaflfojpa: timhttmis. F1ITH SERIES.—VOL. IV, NO. XVI. OCTOBER 1887. COMPOUND WALLS IN NORTH WALES: CAER DREWYN, PEN Y GAER, CRAIG Y DDINAS, AND TRE 'R CEIRI. CAER DREWYN. It will be remembered by members of our Association that during their stay at Bala, in the autumn of 1884, circumstances prevented their visiting the ruins of Caer Drewyn as at first proposed. In the summer fol¬ lowing, under a feeling of regret that this curious old Caer (one of the oldest we possess) should remain in seeming neglect, I obtained the kind permission of the Hon. C. H. Wynne of Rhug, the owner of the property, to make a few tentative clearances along its wall, with the object of ascertaining whether in structure it is compound or otherwise. The small and imperfect results of this very limited inquiry are here placed before the reader. Caer Drewyn is easy of access from Cor wen, the ascent to the ruin being short and pleasant, overlook¬ ing the Dee where it winds brightly between pictur¬ esque hills, and after gliding past tree and green meadow at the foot of the Drewyn hill, takes its down¬ ward course to Llangollen beneath overhanging woods and rocks. The gray wall of the fortress, when first seen, 5th see., vol. iv. 16