On the Kerry Ridgeway

On the Kerry Ridgeway (Photo credit: John Clift)

Commote in eastern Wales, south of Cedewain, perhaps originally the southern part of the cantref of Cedewain.

Although it lay on the border with England south of Montgomery (Kerry Hill lies west of Clun Forest in Shropshire) the hill country was so difficult that it had remained Welsh and escaped the Marcher lords.

It was the determination of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd of Gwynedd to control Cedewain in the 1270s that led to action by the English King and the eventual granting of both Cedewain and Ceri to the Mortimers.   Ceri became part of Montgomeryshire in 1536.

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