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COEDCAE GAER, HILLFORT

Site Details


NPRN 300096

Map Reference SS98SE

Grid Reference SS97358497

Unitary (Local) Authority Bridgend

Old County Glamorgan

Community Coychurch Higher

Type of Site FORT

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Iron Age

Site Description NAR SS98SE1

Small univallate hillfort located at about 230m OD on the end of a spur projecting SE from Mynydd y Gaer. It comprises an area of 1ha enclosed by a strong bank and ditch with counterscarp bank.
The bank and ditch system measures about 20m wide by 3m high overall where best preserved. The bank was mainly of earth, and no revetment is visible. It has been set out in straight sections, apparently twelve in all, forming an irregular polygon. The entrance was probably on the S, inturned on one side though this is worn down by cultivation. Other gaps are visible which may be modern breaks. Although now pasture, the interior has been cultivated.

visited D.K.Leighton 26 October 1989

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