CAER ARGOED HILLFORT

Site Details



NPRN
302037
Map Reference
SN67SW
Grid Reference
SN61617099
Unitary (Local) Authority
Ceredigion
Old County
Cardiganshire
Community
Llangwyryfon
Type of Site
HILLFORT
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age

Site Description


Caer Argoed is a univallate hillfort, with a bivallate annex to the west, sited in a promontory position with a moderate slope down to the river on the south side. Aerial photography has revealed cropmarks of a narrow palisade trench enclosing additional ground to the east of the hillfort, between the main rampart and the promontory edge. Aerial reconnaissance in 1999 revealed a new bivallate hillfort just under 1km to the north at Brynchwyth (NPRN 300150), resulting in two closely paired, possibly related, hillforts.

RCAHMW AP955045/59-60

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