Creigiau - Pentyrch - Capel Llanilltern - Gwaelod y Garth


Hanes Pentyrch History

Evidence of Early Settlements

The ealiest archaeological evidence Chambered Tomb in Creigiau shows that Neolithic people had settled in the area by at least around 4,000 BC, about 1,500 years before Stonehenge.

There is a group of five Bronze Age tumuli at the summit of The Garth.

Two Iron Age hillfort and enclosure sites have been identified at Craig y Parc and Llwyn da Ddu.

Evidence of early settlements have been found in the Lower Garth caves.

Evidence of Roman working can be seen on the lower Garth.


During quarrying  of the Lesser Garth in 1965 a hoard of Iron Age metal work was discovered. The terret ring was made in the first century BC and is one of the largest and finest harness fittings of this period found in Britain. This terret was found by Albert Burke, a worker at Steetley Quarry, on the Lesser Garth. It was given to the National Museum of Wales by Mr Lewis Edwards who realised its antiquity.
It measures about 5.5inches across and is a 'terret' (a loop through which the reins of a chariot are passed). It dates from the Iron Age and is made of bronze and finely decorated with enamels.