GAER HILL CAMP, PENTERRY

Site Details



NPRN
307991
Map Reference
ST59NW
Grid Reference
ST51689794
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
St Arvans
Type of Site
DEFENDED ENCLOSURE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age

Site Description


Gaer Hill camp occupies the end of a spur above the Wye Valley. It is a sub-rectangular enclosure measuring about 82m north-west by south-east by 48m-68m. The enclosure is defined by a bank, ditch and counterscarp, having a south-west facing entrance, and is contained within a larger, sub-circular enclosure measuring some 240m north-west by south-east by 254m, similarly defined.
Sources:
OS record card ST59NW6.
RCAHMW air photos: 945064/64-5.

J.Wiles 28.02.03

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