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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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