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Hundred House to Glascwm

 

 

A little gem from Wales.  The stretch from HH (at SO114544) was a drovers’ route that makes the heart sing and the village of G. is the perfect hideaway – for writers, artists, criminals on the run… 

 

 

Don’t think verbal explanation is necessary; the pictures do it all, and I could have taken hundreds.  (Well I did, actually.)

 

 

(Why “Hundred House”?  The hundred in early medieval times was a technical term to defining either 100 hides, where a hide is the amount of land needed to support one family.  So a hide was bigger in Wales than in, say, Berkshire.  Or, it was the amount of land expected to produce 100 men-at-arms for the feudal lord.  No one knows for sure.  The Hundred House was the courthouse for the hundred, a meeting-place where local justice was administered.)


PS   We heard the most determined cuckoo in Wales in Glascwm.  Stopped counting when he reached 100. 

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Drovers' Inn at HH
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Up to the top
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Giant's Cave
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On the way down...
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...to D's inn at G.