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Latitude: 51.5742 / 51°34'26"N
Longitude: -3.3721 / 3°22'19"W
OS Eastings: 305008
OS Northings: 187035
OS Grid: ST050870
Mapcode National: GBR HP.D0HM
Mapcode Global: VH6DQ.HPNM
Entry Name: Lle'r Gaer
Source ID: 3110
Cadw Legacy ID: GM219
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Hillforts are usually located on hilltops and surrounded by a single or multiple earthworks of massive proportions. Hillforts must have formed symbols of power within the landscape, while their function may have had as much to do with ostentation and display as defence. Ller Gaer camp camp is defended by a single bank which has a maximum height of 3m on the west side.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric defensive organisation and settlement. The site forms an important element within the wider later prehistoric context and within the surrounding landscape. The site is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.