Allt y gaer, Llangathen

Has been described as a Possible Uncertain

There are uncertain remains

NameAllt y gaer, Llangathen
Alternative NamesAltigar
Historic CountryCarmarthenshire
Modern AuthorityCarmarthenshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed

Davis writes 'Place name or documentary evidence of fortified dwelling'. Dyfed Archaeological Trust (online) write 'there is a Medieval - Post-Medieval fortified dwelling at Allt-y-gaer.'

Historic home with a history extending back to mediaeval times. Now a working farmstead complex. (Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

The form of the fortification is not mentioned. The building does not appear to be listed so it is unlikely there are signficant medieval remains.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN572209
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  • Davis, Paul, 2000, A Company of Forts. A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales (Gomer Press) p. 124
  • Briggs, S., 1991, Garden Archaeology in Wales
  • Jones, F., 1987, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families
  • Rees, Wm, 1932, Map of South Wales and the Border in the 14th century (Ordnance Survey) (A handbook to the map was published in 1933)


  • Lloyd, J.A., 1979 'The Early History of Court Henry, Dryslwyn' The Carmarthenshire Historian Vol. 16 p. 42 (mention as holding of Henry ap Gwilym in 1466) online copy