GAER-FAWR HILLFORT

Site Details



NPRN
300081
Map Reference
ST49NW
Grid Reference
ST44149881
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Llangwm (Monmouthshire)
Type of Site
FORT
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age

Site Description

NAR ST49NW19
A multi-vallate hillfort, enclosed area about 10 acres. The site is broken up by lanes and field boundaries, but is still broadly as described by OS.
The enclosure utilises a spur the steep sides of which form a natural defence on the N, W and E sides. The easiest approach is from the S where strong ramparts cut across the neck of the spur. The S and W sides consist of triple ramparts and there is a fragmentary double rampart along the E side. On the N the sub-triangular annexe is formed by a wide interspace between the inner and the outer banks.

visited D.K.Leighton 23 September 1988

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RCAHMW AP94-CS 83
RCAHMW AP945068/43-5

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