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GRONGAER

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 704
Trust : Dyfed
Community : Llangathen
Unitary authority : Carmarthenshire
NGR : SN57342160
Site Type (preferred type first) : Iron Age Hillfort
Status : Scheduled Monument

Summary :
On the summit of a hill, at approximately 140m above sea level, with fine views in all directions lies the roughly rectangular, univallate hillfort of Grongaer. It is defended by a bank that measures 1.1m high internally and 5m high externally, with a slight berm visible outside the bank indicating the probable position of the ditch. There are no other traces of a ditch. Two simple entrances are present: one on the southwest and another on the northeast.

The bank is best preserved on the short northeast and southwest sides. The natural steep slopes that exist to the northwest and the southeast defend the long sides of the enclosure, and here the bank is not so pronounced. The surface of the interior is irregular, and occasionally broken by outcrops of rocks, but there are no signs of internal features.

The interior of the fort is covered with short grass and is used as rough grazing; the banks are covered with grass with some gorse.

F Murphy 27 February 2008 - compiled from several sources


Sources :
, c1850 , Painting: The Towy Valley looking toward Dinefwr from Grongar Hill (Attributed to William Muller) c 1850
F Murphy, R Ramsey, M Page and K Murphy , 2008 , A SURVEY OF DEFENDED ENCLOSURES IN CARMARTHENSHIRE, 2007-08: GAZETTEER OF ORDNANCE SURVEY GRID SQUARES SN51, SN52, & SN54
, 1855 , Archaeologia Cambrensis ,
, 1893 , Archaeologia Cambrensis ,
, 1906-7 , TCASFC ,
, 1921 , TCASFC ,
CADW , 1986 ,
CADW , 1997 , AM107 ,
Eyre-Evans,G , 1918 , TCASFC ,
James,T , May 1984 , Ap84129,2312 ,
James,TA , 1978-9 , TAJ-AP-SN5721 ,
Jones,GDB , 1971 , Carmarthenshire.Ant ,
Lewis,S , 1833 , Topographical Dictionary of Wales ,
Murphy,K , 2004 , Assessment of Prehistoric Defended Enclosures 2004-5, Report No 2004-100 ,
Nash-Williams,VE , 1933 , Archaeologia Cambrensis ,
OS , 1906 , Carmarthenshire XXXIII4 ,
OS , 1968 ,
RAF , 1946 ,
RCAHM , 1917 , Carmarthenshire ,
Rees,SE , 1983 , Carmarthenshire.SAMs ,
Savory,HN , 1954 , Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies ,
St.Joseph,JK ,

Events :
65384 : GRONGAER, FIELD OBSERVATION, 1968 (year : 1968)
84795 : GRONGAER, FIELD OBSERVATION, 1983 (year : 1983)
89311 : GRONGAER, FIELD OBSERVATION, 1986 (year : 1986)
91029 : GRONGAER, FIELD OBSERVATION, 1998 (year : 1998)
62767 : PREHISTORIC DEFENDED ENCLOSURES: CARMARTHENSHIRE (year : 2008)

Related PRNs : 52108

Compiled date : 01-01-1950


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