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Gaer Fawr

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

Nearest Town:Neath (3km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SS76569425 / Sheet: 170
Latitude:51° 37' 58.72" N
Longitude:   3° 47' 1.61" W

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Visited 5.3.11
Directions: From Buarth Y Gaer Hillfort head down hill, keeping the trees to your right. In a large field, home to many sheep, there are the remains of this defended 'enclosure'. At least that is what the o/s map shows but I couldn't see a thing! Not a sausage! There are two long low 'mounds' which run across the field but these looked natural to me. Perhaps these were the remains?
Half of the enclosure is under the trees, the other side of a barbed wire fence, so maybe the remains are better preserved there?
All I managed to get out of this visit was a pair of muddy trainers!

Coflein describes the site:
Gaer Fawr is an oval enclosure, c.50m E-W by 38m, defined by double banks and ditches, has complex outer works, roughly concentric to it, with further banks & ditches & a W-facing approach way, c.164-210m overall diameter.
Posted by CARL
25th March 2011ce