Ysgubor Gaer, Pencaer

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are earthwork remains

NameYsgubor Gaer, Pencaer
Alternative Names
Historic CountryPembrokeshire
Modern AuthorityPembrokeshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed

Ysgubor Gaer is a sub-oval banked enclosure, c.34m E-W by 22m, having a S-facing entrance and a possible oval/subrectangular building platform, c.9.0m in diameter, set in its NW angle. A possible counterscarp is apparent on APs on the E. Set on ground falling to the S, below steep craggy slopes crowned by Gaer Fawr, an outer circuit can be identified, defined by earthworks and current field walls, c110m overall diameter, having an inturned S-facing entrance and extending up-slope to a prominent crag above. A further circuit, c.30m beyond the above, may be indicated by a curving section of field wall to the SW. (Coflein as Iron Age defended enclosure)

Gatehouse Comments

Some earlier versions of the monuments records put a ? medieval date of this site although nothing about the site suggests medieval occupation or use.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSM896386
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