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Y Ddraig at Gaer

by Olwyn Pritchard

Gaer  is a ‘Fort’ on the side of the road at Bayvil, near Nevern, Pembrokeshire… [Gaer] is locally famous among archaeologists as a prehistoric monument re-used by early Christians as a burial place. It was excavated in 1979 and found to be packed with stone cists aligned east-west, within a stone faced bank.

 

Today I am delighted to post what I hope will be the first of many articles by the wonderfully accomplished archaeoastronomer, Olwyn Pritchard.

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Gors Fawr – the Avenue Revealed

Gors Fawr, meaning Big Marsh, is the location of an important prehistoric ceremonial area in the Preseli Hills of Pembrokeshire. It is the site of the one remaining, almost complete, stone circle in the county. It is built on the dragon energy, Y Ddraig Ffraed.

OS Map Ref SN135294

 

Introduction

Looking back, after three years of walking with Y Ddraig Ffraed back and forth through the three counties of southwest Wales, very few places have matched the fraught confusion that She displayed in the immediate environs of Gors Fawr stone circle.

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