Gelligaer

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Gelligaer
Community
Location of Gelligaer within Caerphilly County Borough
Location of Gelligaer within Caerphilly County Borough
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country Wales
Region South Wales
Ceremonial county Gwent
Principal area Caerphilly
Government
 • Type Community Council
Area
 • Total 7.87 sq mi (20.39 km2)
Population (2011)
 • Total 18,408
 • Density 2,338/sq mi (902.8/km2)
Postcode district CF82
Area code(s) 01443

Gelligaer is a village and community in the County Borough of Caerphilly, Wales, in the Rhymney River valley. The community includes the villages of Cefn Hengoed, Gelligaer, Hengoed, Penallta, Tir-y-Berth, Glan-yr-Nant and Penpedairheol

History[edit]

Gelligaer is known for its stone Roman fort, part of a network within Roman Wales, believed to have been built between 103 and 111 A.D. and excavated in the early 20th century.

The parish church of St. Catwg (Cadoc) is ancient but heavily restored (with adult baptismal font) in the Victorian era. There is also an ancient standing stone.

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Coordinates: 51°40′N 3°15′W / 51.667°N 3.250°W / 51.667; -3.250