Gaer (Llanfair Caereinion) Roman Fortlet


This possible fortlet lies at an altitude of 305m OD on Gibbet Hill, 2 kms south of Llanfair Caereinion. Known locally as Y Gaer, it lies on the ridge south of the River Banwy, 12 kms north-west of Forden Gaer. No Roman road has yet been shown to follow the Banwy valley, but it remains a possibility. The site, which measures 50.9 by 46.3m, encloses an area of 0.24 hectares (0.59 acres). Its rampart and ditch have never been ploughed. E. T. Pickmere carried out an excavation in 1857, but it seems that Roman pottery and a tile supposedly found here really came from another site.

Map References for Llanfair Caereinion

NGRef: SJ1004 OSMap: LR125

Roman Roads near Llanfair Caereinion

Possible road: SSW (11) to Caersws (Caersws, Powys) Possible road: SSW (11) to Mediomanvm

Sites near Gaer (Llanfair Caereinion) Roman Fortlet