Gaer, Newport

Gaer View.jpg

Looking north towards Twmbarlwm
Gaer is located in Newport
Location within Newport
Population 8,721 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference ST295865
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP20 3
Dialling code 01633

Maesglas exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
UK Parliament
List of places
51°34′23″N 3°01′07″W  /  51.57294°N 3.01867°W  / 51.57294; -3.01867 Coordinates: 51°34′23″N3°01′07″W / 51.57294°N 3.01867°W / 51.57294; -3.01867

Gaer (Welsh: Y Gaer) is a community and electoral district ("ward") of the city of Newport, South Wales.

The ward includes both the Gaer and Maesglas estates. To the south west of the ward is a listed monument known as the Gaer Hillfort (alternative: the Gollars) a large ancient hill fort and defensive position overlooking the Ebbw River with views south across the River Severn to England and north towards Twmbarlwm and Mynydd Machen. It is believed to date to the Iron Age.[2][3] The original Gaer House in the area was built in the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Alexander Seys, Esq., second son of Roger Seys, Esq., of Boverton.[4]

The ward is bounded by Bassaleg Road to the north, the Great Western main line to the east, the Ebbw River to the southeast, Cardiff Road to the southwest, and the M4 motorway to the west.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Newport ward 2011". Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. ^ Preece, Jan (15 September 2015). Newport Through Time. Amberley Publishing Limited. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-4456-3983-3.
  3. ^ An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan: Volume III: Medieval secular monuments. The early castles - from the Norman Conquest to 1217: Volume III: Medieval secular monuments. The early castles - from the Norman Conquest to 1217. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. 1991. p. 368. ISBN 978-0-11-300035-7.
  4. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard (1871). A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland (Public domain ed.). Harrison. pp. 1249–.

External links [ edit ]

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