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[View of the valley toward] Castle Dinas Bran, Denbighshire

[View of the valley toward] Castle Dinas Bran, Denbighshire

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42023

Item number: f77

Length: 15.8

Width: 25.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of 'Valle Crucis', which means 'Valley of the Cross' , named after the nearby cross of Eliseg, Denbighshire. Castle Dinas Bran can be seen at the peak of the hill over looking the abbey below. Dinas Bran translates as ‘Hill of the Crow’ or ‘Fort Raven’ and it is thought that the castle was built by Gruffydd Maelor II in the late 1260s. There was also a Cistercian monastery nearby.

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