GAER, LLANELLY

Site Details



NPRN
306249
Map Reference
SO21NW
Grid Reference
SO22491530
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Brecknockshire
Community
Llanelly
Type of Site
DEFENDED ENCLOSURE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age

Site Description


Crug-y-gaer is a small, oval, univallate enclosure located on a moderate, east-facing slope. The position has no particular strength as it is approached easily from all directions. It measures internally 79.5m north-west to south-east by 69m, an area of about 0.43 hectares. It is now defined by a stony bank but in places erosion has revealed the coursed stone make-up of the original rampart, its base between 6m and 6.5m wide near the entrance gap on the south-east. On the north and north-east the rampart has been reduced to an outward-facing scarp up to 3m high. Elesewhere it survives as a bank of variable dimensions, its inner scarp up to 0.6m high and its outer scarp as low as 0.3m on the north-north-west. A ditch is present in two unconnected lengths on the west and south-west, up to 0.3m deep. It is uncertain whether or not it once surrounded the whole site. The entrance is a simple sunken gap. There are no visible ancient features in the interior.
Source:
RCAHMW, Brecknock Inventory vol.I part ii (1986), 117-8.

RCAHMW, 26 January 2016


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