Tredegar Fort, Gaer

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are earthwork remains

NameTredegar Fort, Gaer
Alternative NamesNewport
Historic CountryMonmouthshire
Modern AuthorityNewport
1974 AuthorityGwent

Iron Age hill fort described as having 'ring motte in sub-rectangular bailey within' King writes that this feature is in fact an abandoned golf green and rejects this as a castle site.

The monument comprises the remains of a multivallate hillfort, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). The hillfort occupies a commanding position on a hilltop on the western edge of Newport. It is roughly circular in plan, measuring around 300m in diameter, and consists of a series of concentric banks and ditches... At the west end the level is lower and remains of parts of a golf course are visible (a tee and a bunker). (Scheduling Report)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceST289868
HyperLink HyperLink HyperLink

No photos available. If you can provide pictures please contact Castlefacts

Most of the sites or buildings recorded in this web site are NOT open to the public and permission to visit a site must always be sought from the landowner or tenant.

Calculate Print


  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 290 (reject)


  • Savory, 1948-50, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies Vol. 13 p. 233