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Bon-y-Maen Standing Stone / Menhir
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Bryn-chwyth Cairn(s)
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Bryn Llydan Cairn(s)
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Bryn Mawr Cairn(s)
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Buarth-Y-Gaer Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Buarth-Y-Gaer Cairn Cairn(s)
8 posts
Caer Blaen-y-Cwm Enclosure
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Carn-y-Wiwer (Glyncorrwg) Round Cairn
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Carn Caca Cairn(s)
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Carn Caca defended settlement Enclosure
Carn Cornel Cairn(s)
55 posts
Carn Llechart Ring Cairn
17 posts
Carn Llechart Burial Chamber Chambered Tomb
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Carreg Hir Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cefn Celfi Standing Stones
17 posts
Craig y Llyn (Neath) Cairn(s)
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Crug yr Afan Cairn(s)
9 posts
Ergyd Isaf Round Barrow(s)
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Foel Fynyddau Cairn(s)
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Gaer Fawr Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
Gelli-benuchel Cairn(s)
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Gelli-bwch Cairn(s)
4 posts
54 sites
The Gower Peninsular
11 posts
Graig Fawr Chambered Tomb
6 posts
Graig Fawr (West) Enclosure Hillfort
10 posts
Maen Bredwan Standing Stone / Menhir
26 posts
Mynydd-y-Castell Hillfort
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Mynydd Allt-y-grug Round Cairn
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Mynydd Blaengwynfi Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Carnllechart Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Gellionen Cairn(s)
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3 sites
Mynydd Margam
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Nant Moel Kerbed Cairn
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Pebyll Ring Cairn
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Penrhydd-wen Ring Cairn
Penybegwn Round Cairn
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Samson's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Twyn Disgwylfa Round Barrow(s)
Waen Glyn-nyd Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
7 posts
Warren Hill Enclosure
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Carn Lwyd (Llanguicke) Round Cairn
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Pen-Y-Castell Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


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3,000-year-old ring `an important find for Wales'

Robin Turner * Robin.Turner@Wme.Co.Uk, The Western Mail - The National Newspaper Of Wales

A 3,000-YEAR-OLD gold ring found by a metal detector enthusiast is an important archaeological find for Wales, a coroner at a Treasure Trove Inquest ruled yesterday... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th March 2003ce
Edited 30th March 2006ce

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Graig Fawr (West) Enclosure (Hillfort) — Links

Graig Fawr (Summit Enclosure), near Pontardulais

I wandered lonely in a cloud...
27th March 2022ce

Ergyd Isaf (Round Barrow(s)) — Links

Ergyd Isaf, overlooking Port Talbot

A very windy interlude upon Mynydd Brombil..
4th March 2022ce

Ergyd Isaf (Round Barrow(s)) — Miscellaneous

Set overlooking the massive steelworks of Port Talbot, looming a couple of miles to the west, the coastal height of Mynydd Brombil is crowned by a pair of 'tumuli' at Ergyd Isaf. Both burial cairns are reasonably well preserved - the southwestern monument by far the larger - and reached by a steep, yet interesting climb from the village of Goytre within Cwm Dyffryn to the north.

Things are not as they should be, however, the western environs of Mynydd Brombill having been chosen as the site of a 'wind farm' whose owners, far from being receptive to those within the community wishing to better understand their heritage (as might perhaps have been expected from such a 'progressive industry?'), instead, vehemently threaten 'prosecution' upon any antiquarian wishing to view the primary cairn up close by venturing into its field via the gate. Now while irresponsible trespass (a 'civil wrongdoing') clearly needs to be stopped for the good of everyone, the fact that - as far as I'm aware - the act of erecting of a fence upon (and thus damaging) a scheduled ancient monument is a CRIMINAL offence would appear to have escaped the notice of otherwise very observant landowners? Not to mention the authorities. But there you are. For the record, I settled for a view from behind the fence.....

Despite these shortcomings, there is still much to celebrate at Ergyd Isaf, the assumed final resting place of a Bronze Age VIP - hey, a precursor to local greats Anthony Hopkins or Richard Burton perhaps? One can only hope a more inclusive attitude will one day be considered for these prehistoric treasures in order to restore them to their former prominence within the local landscape. Not too late to make amends, people.
3rd March 2022ce

Ergyd Isaf (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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2nd March 2022ce
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