Tag Archives: Wales

The New Northern Antiquarian

Subscribers will all have noticed that I’ve hardly been adding any site-profiles over the last year.  I can only apologise for this.  The reasons for this are simple:  I’ve been working on upgrading the blog into a website — which … Continue reading

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St. Canna’s Stone, Llangan, Carmarthenshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – SN 1770 1874 Also Known as: Chair of St. Canna St Canna’s Chair Archaeology & History This once important healing stone that was moved a short distance (from grid reference SN 1775 1875 to SN … Continue reading

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Rhiwderin, Newport, Monmouthshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – ST 26 87 Archaeology & History This fine-looking cup-marked stone was uncovered during a botanical outing in the last decade of the 19th century.  Described as being around the township of Rhiwderin, the exact … Continue reading

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Gwytherin Churchyard, Denbighshire

Stone Row: OS Grid Reference – SH 876 614 Also known as: Gwytherin Church Standing Stones The Four Stones Getting Here From the Denbigh road (A543 and A544) turn off at Llansannan for Gwytherin on the B5384 for 6 miles or … Continue reading

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St Winefride’s Well, Holywell, Flintshire.

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SJ 185 763 Also Known as: Ffynnon Gwenfrewi St. Winifred’s Well Getting Here From the Chester ring road head into north Wales along the coast road (A548) from Connah’s Quay for about 13 miles … Continue reading

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Bedd y Cawr, Llanymynech, Montgomeryshire

Chambered Cairn (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SJ 266 223 Also Known as: Llanymynych Hill Llech y Wydhon Archaeology & History An exact grid-reference for this once-impressive chambered tomb is difficult as “nothing remains of this site at the present … Continue reading

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Foel Fawr, Llanfechell, Anglesey

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – SH 36048 91995 Also Known as: Cromlech Farm Llanfechell Chambered Tomb Getting Here From Tregele village, take the minor southeast road towards Llanfechell, until you pass the second dirt-track on your right (both tracks … Continue reading

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Maen Achwyfan, Whitford, Flintshire

Cross: OS Grid Refence – SJ 129 788 Also Known as: The Stone of Lamentation St Cwyfan’s Stone Getting Here Go north on the A5026 from the town of Holywell for about 3 miles; at the hamlet of Lloc take the … Continue reading

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Llanerch Farm, Llanfihangel-nant-Melan, Radnorshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SO 1576 5858 Also Known as: Llanerch Stone NPRN – 306082 Archaeology & History A small and simple cup-marked boulder, hidden away in the Welsh hills, all-but unknown even to cup-and-ring fanatics!  It’s nowt … Continue reading

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Parc-y Meirw, Llanychaer, Pembroke

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – SM 9988 3591 Also Known as: Parc y Marw Parc y Meirw Archaeology & History This is an impressive and well-known megalithic stone row, found just 4-5 miles inland from the coastal town of … Continue reading

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