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The Battle of Gower 1136

On the 1st of January1136 a battle took place on Garn Goch Common which lies between Garden Village and Llewitha .The Battle between the Normans and the Welsh had many casualties with the report of many bodies being scattered among the fields.

The Welsh army was led by the lord of Brycheiniog (Brecknockshire), Hywel ap Maredudd containing men from Brycheiniog and Northern Gŵyr that despised the Norman rule in Southern Gŵyr. It is alleged that the Normans expected to meet a small collection of Welsh raiding bands, however the scale of the Welsh army took them by surprise. In a bloody battle the Welsh army emerged victorious; the Normans lost around 500 men.

The battle is remembered on a memorial stone erected on the common and unveiled on 1st March 1986. 





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Coflein Battle of Gwyr

Hidden History The Battle of Gower