Gaerllwyd

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Gaerllwyd Baptist Chapel

Gaerllwyd is a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, United Kingdom.

Location[edit]

Gaerllwyd is located 6 miles (9.7 km) south east of Usk and 7 miles (11 km) north west of Chepstow on the B4235 road.

History and amenities[edit]

Gaerllwyd burial chamber

Gaerllwyd is set in a very rural agricultural area in the heart of Monmouthshire.

The village has an old Baptist chapel, situated on the Gaerllwyd Crossroads in close proximity to Earlswood Community Field. The chapel has regular Sunday services. Close to the chapel is a Neolithic burial chamber, or cromlech dated to around 4,000 BC. It is made up of a capstone which would have been supported by three upright stones.[1] The outer cairn has been destroyed by a combination of road construction and stone robbing, although Castleden discusses whether or not a covering mound ever existed.[2] The chamber lies close to a series of Early Bronze Age monuments to the south including two stone circles, a standing stone and a round barrow cemetery.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gallery - Gaerllwyd Baptist Chapel". Shirenewtoncc.org.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. ^ Castleden, Rodney (1992). Neolithic Britain: New Stone Age Sites of England, Scotland, and Wales. Routledge. p. 386. ISBN 978-0-415-05845-2. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  3. ^ Children, George; Nash, George (1996). A Guide To Prehistoric Sites In Monmouthshire. Logaston Press. pp. 33–34. ISBN 1-873827-49-0.

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Coordinates: 51°39′57″N 2°47′58″W / 51.66583°N 2.79944°W / 51.66583; -2.79944