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Caerau Hillfort
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Cae-yr-Arfau Chambered Tomb
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Castle Field Camp Enclosure
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Coed-y-Caerau Enclosure
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Coed y Defaid Hillfort
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Craig-Y-Parc Enclosure
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Druidstone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Garth Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Goldcliff Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Gwent Levels Mesolithic site
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Gwern-y-Cleppa Chambered Cairn
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Langstone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llywnda-Ddu Hillfort
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Lodge Wood Camp Hillfort
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The Mount Hillfort
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Rhiwderin Hillfort
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Stock Wood Round Barrow(s)
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Tredegar Fort Hillfort
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Twyn Pant-Teg Round Barrow(s)


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Skeleton Under Ship is Iron Age

From an article published on the BBC News web site on 5th December 2005:
The remains of a skeleton found underneath a medieval ship discovered buried in the banks of the River Usk in Newport are that of an Iron age man... continues...
Kammer Posted by Kammer
6th December 2005ce
Edited 30th March 2006ce


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The Celtic Village from the National History Museum - St Fagans

A wander through an Irom age round house in the Celtic Village, St Fagans

Chance Posted by Chance
22nd September 2009ce

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Rhiwderin (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Rhiwderin</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
25th March 2018ce

Lodge Wood Camp (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Lodge Wood Camp</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
25th March 2018ce

Coed-y-Caerau (Enclosure) — Fieldnotes

Visited 17.2.18

This month's YAC meeting involved trying to locate several 17th C boundery stones. The event was run by Mark Lewis (who works for the National Museum of Wales) who gave us a running commentry of all the things of interest during our walk. One of the first things he pointed out is the camp/enclosure at Pen-toppen-ash. This was easily seen from the lane which runs along its southern side. Mark said that although the site was built over by the Romans it is of an Iron Age, possibly Bronza Age origin. Mark added that limited excavation work had taken place at the site which showed that the stone walls are very well preserved beneath the turf. The turf covered ramparts of the Roman site were easy to make out.

COFLEIN states:
Site Description There are three co-joined earthwork enclosures at Coed-y-Caerau, Pen Toppen Ash. They are set along the summit crest of a steep ridge above the left bank of the lower Usk. The south-western enclosure is roughly oval, about 84-94m in diameter, defined by a single bank, with an apparent inturned entrance, having traces of an outer circuit on the south and south-west. The central enclosure is sub-circular, about 74-80m in diameter, defined by what appears to be a partially spiralling bank, within a roughly concentric outer embanked enclosure, that springs from the south-west enclosure circuit, about 136-142m in diameter, counterscarped on the north-west and having inturned entrances on the south-east and north-east.

The north-eastern enclosure is possibly a Roman fortlet, though an Iron Age date seems more likely given its association with the other Iron Age features. It is rectangular, about 96m north-east to south-west by 108m, and defined by a single bank with rounded angles. An outer, roughly concentric circuit, generally 166m square, appears to respect the central enclosure
Posted by CARL
18th February 2018ce

Garth Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 21.6.2017

Three years later I find myself back on Garth Hill. This time however I am here on the Solstice to see the sun come up and not go down - minus Dafydd who I left in bed as he has school later this morning and he is one crabby boy when tired!

I arrived at the usual parking spot at 4.15am ready for a sunrise at 4.55am. I headed up the rough track and was soon joined by an elderly chap who informed me that his granddaughter was at Stonehenge so he thought he would join her in spirit by watching the Solstice from somewhere nearer home. I said I would rather be here than Stonehenge today!

Upon reaching the barrow we surveyed the scene around us. Although the sky above us was clear, it was hazy with some cloud on the horizon. Why is it that when you hope for a clear sky to see the sun rise/set it is usually like this? On the plus side we were treated to a crescent moon and the planet Venus shining brightly above it. It was a bit windy but cool rather than cold - no doubt it will get a lot warmer as the day unfolds during this current heat wave.

We were soon joined by 3 other people and then a little later by a lady walking her dog. By now the sky and surrounding countryside was starting to lighten, changing from blue to purple to lilac. The clouds being under lit by the still unseen sun changing the clouds from rose pink to bright orange and eventually to bright white. Several jet airliners sped high overhead, leaving a trail of white in their wake.

At 5.00am the sun made its brilliant appearance, breaking through the clouds as a bright red orb - a wondrous sight and well worth getting up for. All was quiet except for the sound of birdsong all around us. We were all deep in our own thoughts contemplating everything and nothing.

Before long the sun had risen sufficiently enough to make looking directly at it impossible. Time to head back down the hill, home, breakfast and get ready for work. I may be the most tired one in the office today but I will probably be the one feeling most fulfilled.
Posted by CARL
21st June 2017ce

Cae-yr-Arfau (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>Cae-yr-Arfau</b>Posted by Rhiannon Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
5th May 2016ce

Caerau (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Caerau</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
13th January 2016ce

Caerau (Hillfort) — News

Caerau under threat – Mrs Angry Writes

I was up at the hill fort only recently. It’s still so lovely up there but obviously, since the trees are now without their leaves, it is possible to see the Ely Link Road. And, surprise surprise, you can see the solar farm.

Now, and this is the bit that is really making me rather very angry, I have learned – via social media – that we are now going to have – guess what ? OK, that’s unfair, how could you know – I didn’t – a LANDFILL SITE. Yes, that’s correct. Now, this is not your black bag rubbish type tip, this is an ‘inert waste’ tip. What exactly does ‘inert waste’ mean? So, for the next 5 to 6 years up to 20 lorries, very quickly, in a dust raising, dirty and frankly quite dangerous manner will be driving along Cwrt yr Ala Road. That lovely quiet tree lined but slightly narrow road.

I’m really pleased to be able to say that the local Labour Councillor for the area is doing his level best to stop this happening. Indeed the Welsh Lib Dem AM for South Wales Central and spokesperson on Enterprise, Transport, Europe and Business has assured me that she will ‘look into it’ but in the meantime the Vale of Glamorgan has, in their recent report on this completely outrageous planning application – available online and therefore well within the public domain – given me the opportunity to give you some quotes. In fairness I suggest you check this out for yourselves but, in the meantime here are a couple of my favourites:

The site is located in open countryside and within the Cwrt yr Ala basin Special Landscape Area as defined within the Unitary Development Plan. The site also lies within the boundaries of the derelict mineral site, the former Ely Brickworks. In addition it is noted that the Caerau Wood hill fort, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, is located to the north of the site within the neighbouring Cardiff Council Local authority area.


In terms of impact upon Vale residents this would be very limited as there is no residential development, within the Vale, close to the proposed site. With regard to impact upon Cardiff residents, and any significant effect on the environment by virtue of the nature, size and location of the development this is a decision for the Local Planning Authority (LPA) and reblogged here
juamei Posted by juamei
13th January 2016ce

Cae-yr-Arfau (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>Cae-yr-Arfau</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Cae-yr-Arfau</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
27th September 2015ce

Garth Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Garth Hill</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20th August 2015ce
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