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Bridgend & Glamorgan

<b>Bridgend & Glamorgan</b>Posted by KammerSt. Lythans © Simon Marshall
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Atlantic Trading Estate Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Beacons Down Round Barrow(s)
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Bonvilston Gaer Hillfort
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Breach Farm Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Breach Farm Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Bridgend Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Bulwarks, Porthceri Promontory Fort
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Cae'r-Hen-Eglwys Standing Stones
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Cae’r Mead Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Castle Ditches (Llancarfan) Hillfort
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Castle Ditches (Llantwit Major) Promontory Fort
3 sites
Cefn Cross Standing Stones
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Coedcae Gaer Hillfort
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Coed-y-Cwm Chambered Tomb
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Coed Y Gaer Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Coity Chambered Tomb Chambered Tomb
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Cold Knap Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
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Cottrell Park Standing Stone / Menhir
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Craig Tan Y Lan Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Croes Heol-Y-Splott Round Barrow(s)
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Cwm Bach and Whitmore Stairs Cliff Fort
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Danish Camp Enclosure
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Domen Fawr Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Dunraven Cliff Fort
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Ffynnon Y Capel Round Barrow(s)
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Fleming's Down Promontory Fort
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Friar's Point Cairn(s)
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Garn Fach (Ogmore Valley) Cairn(s)
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Garn Fawr (Ogmore Valley) Cairn(s)
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Heol-y-Mynydd Round Barrow(s)
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Kenfig barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Leckwith Round Barrow(s)
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Llanblethian Hill Hillfort
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Llanquian Wood Camp Hillfort
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Llantrithyd Camp Enclosure
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Llyndwr Fawr Cairn(s)
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Marlborough Grange Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Marsyd Round Barrow(s)
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Moel Ton-Mawr Hillfort
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Monknash Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Monkton East Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Monkton East (South) Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Mynydd Bychan Enclosure
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Mynydd Caerau Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Herbert Round Barrow(s)
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Mynydd Maes-teg Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Y Fforest Enclosure
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Nash Point Cliff Fort
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Norton Causewayed Enclosure Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork (Destroyed)
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Pengoetre Wood Round Barrow(s)
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Redland Farm Standing Stone / Menhir
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Rhyle Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Sant-Y-Nyll Round Barrow(s)
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Sker House Round Barrow(s)
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Stalling Down Round Barrow(s)
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St. Lythans Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
26 posts
Sully Island Promontory Fort
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Summerhouse Camp Promontory Fort
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Tinkinswood Burial Chamber
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The Twmpath Round Barrow(s)
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Tythegston Burial Chamber
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Vianshill Round Barrow(s)
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The Werfa Round Barrow(s)
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Wick Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Y Bwlwarcau Hillfort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Maes-y-Felin enclosure Enclosure

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Ancient sites in the Rhondda


Excellent photographic gazetteer of Rhondda round cairns and other prehistoric sites.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21st September 2010ce
Edited 21st September 2010ce

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Cae'r-Hen-Eglwys (Standing Stones) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Cae'r-Hen-Eglwys</b>Posted by Rhiannon Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th January 2020ce

Coity Chambered Tomb — Fieldnotes

Eric and I didnt have a problem getting to the site, I parked by the house next to the footpath, there were two stiles I think and there we have it, but we didn't, oh no, no sign of it at all. It should be pretty visible by the hedge but it was gone, I began to doubt my sons stone finding abilities. Hadn't I taught him well?
I couldnt see it where it was supposed to be so we went past it til it was obvious we'd gone too far, then went back down the hill, then I walked past where it should have been to the end of the field, still nothing. So I jumped a hedge or two and found an older couple walking their dog, apparently they knew where the burial chamber was, I walked with them til we got to a point where they said it's in that field there through that gate up against the hedge. Perfect, that's the field I've just come from, so I went back through the gate went straight to the top of the field and walked slowly back down, poking about in the undergrowth, and yaaay there it is, I think, more than poking about is needed here, it is almost completely invisible. About now I begin to wonder where Eric is, did he follow me into the other fields or go back to the car?
I set about clearing the brambles, ferns and long grasses, I have no shears, no scissors, my teeth are pretty blunt so I trample as best I can while being torn to shreds. I got six photos in then the brambles tripped me over and my camera went inexplicably misty, two more unsatisfactory photos and I have to admit that I need to come back and do it properly, but god knows when that will be. I have run out of time, I have a date tonight, a date with the force and light sabers, a galaxy far away brings me back to normality, and a long drive home.
postman Posted by postman
5th January 2020ce

Cae'r-Hen-Eglwys (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

My daughter is in her second year away at university in delightful Stoke on Trent, I miss her terribly, but I needn't worry about her as she now has a boyfriend to look after her, and he does. When she is home, twice now she's asked me to drive her down to his house so they can be together. This is a double edged sword, he lives in Wales, near llantwit Major, South Wales, just about as far away from us as is possible whilst still being in the country next door. But on the other hand there are plenty of stones round here that I haven't yet had the pleasure of because they are so far away. The first time I took her down I dropped her off and went to see some cairns on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, this time I took the time to go in and meet his mum, but she was out, so I hugged the daughter and said goodbye, then Eric and me went off to find some stones.

I don't own the map that I need to find them, but I took some photos of the online map and Eric has his smart phone, so I trust in my 17 year old son and head off north towards Bridgend.
A lot of traffic slowed us down but in the end he took us down some narrow lanes and suddenly said stop, were here, are you sure I said turning to look at him, and there they are through the window beyond him. Ok well done say I.

I remember reading Gladmans scathing report of the site, lots and lots of rubbish strewn all over the place by the sounds of it. So I'm a bit apprehensive.
There is a broken information sign hiding in the bushes but I don't think it's for the stones, I climb the gate and enter the field.
Immediately I'm relieved to see there is no rubbish at all, but the double edged sword comes into play once more, this is still farm land and there is a massive pile manure not twenty yards away, but being anosmic this only offends mine sight. Between the stones and the manure is an unnavigable muddy quagmire, a treacherously unpassable sea of shit and earth, cows come here every day to feed and pass through the gate, it is a disgusting mass.
No rubbish though.

That all being something or other the stones are pretty fabulous. Standing closely a certain distance from one another, about five feet tall, one stone a tall and somewhat pointy stone leans only very slightly, but the other a broad round topped stone, it's lean is considerable, without being very exact it's lean is perhaps 55 degrees from the vertical plane.

Nice stones,
Bad mud and poo.
postman Posted by postman
5th January 2020ce

Coity Chambered Tomb — Images

<b>Coity Chambered Tomb</b>Posted by postman<b>Coity Chambered Tomb</b>Posted by postman postman Posted by postman
5th January 2020ce

Cae'r-Hen-Eglwys (Standing Stones) — Images

<b>Cae'r-Hen-Eglwys</b>Posted by postman<b>Cae'r-Hen-Eglwys</b>Posted by postman<b>Cae'r-Hen-Eglwys</b>Posted by postman<b>Cae'r-Hen-Eglwys</b>Posted by postman<b>Cae'r-Hen-Eglwys</b>Posted by postman postman Posted by postman
5th January 2020ce
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