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3 August 2004
Iron Age hillfort for sale

A substantial part of the Wrekin, a hill crowned by an Iron Age hillfort in Shropshire, southern England, has been put up for sale with an asking price of GBP 500,000.
    Almost one third of the hill - around 126 acres - is being sold by FPD Savills on behalf of the landowner, Peter Holt of the nearby Orleton Estate. His family has owned the land since the end of the 18th century.
     Local folklore has it that the Wrekin was built by Welsh giants using earth that they dug from the surrounding land, so creating the River Severn.

Source: The Shropshire Magazine (1 August 2004)

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