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Bryn Celli Ddu, Llandaniel Fab, Anglesey

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – SH 50761 70185 Also known as: Bryncelli Ddu Archaeology & History An excellent passage grave tomb that’s been described by many historians over the last two hundred years, and was subject to a fine … Continue reading

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Penbont, Hundred House, Radnorshire

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SO 117 544 Also Known as: Hundred House Standing Stone Archaeology & History In a field less than 200 yards north of an old medieval mound known as The Mount, the great ley-hunter … Continue reading

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Corwen Cross, Denbighshire

Cross & Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SJ 078 433 Getting Here Simple.  The church in the centre of the village across from the T-junction with the A5 is where it’s at! Archaeology & History At Corwen churchyard we … Continue reading

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Upper Killay, Swansea, Glamorgan

Long Barrow (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SS 5848 9227 Also Known as: Cae Bryn-y-garn Archaeology & History Described in 1925 in a report by the Royal Institute of South Wales as “the remains of a long barrow,” it seems … Continue reading

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Croes-llechau, Bronllys, Breconshire

Long Barrow (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SO 169 357 Also Known as: Croesllechau Archaeology & History It appears to have been Theophilus Jones who first mentioned this all-but-lost megalithic tomb, more than 200 years ago.  He told that, “In … Continue reading

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Spread Eagle Cursus, Aberllynfi, Breconshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SO 162 376 Archaeology & History It seems that very little remains of this site, and there is some doubt over its authenticity.  Described in Alex Gibson’s (1999b) essay on the cursus monuments of … Continue reading

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Sarn-y-Bryn-Caled, Belan, Montgomeryshire

Cursus:  OS grid reference – SJ 217 048 Also Known as: Welshpool Cursus Archaeology & History Much has been written about this ancient site.  Indeed, the archaeologist Alex Gibson (1999) told that, “the ritual complex at Sarn-y-bryn-caled has been extensively … Continue reading

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The Whetstones, Churchstoke, Montgomeryshire

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SO 303 976 Archaeology & History Although geographically closer to the village of Priest Weston, this site — when still in existence — was in the parish of Churchstoke.  To be found a … Continue reading

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Maen Cattwg, Gelligaer, Glamorganshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – ST 1269 9744 Also Known as: Gelli-Gaer carving Maen Catwg Getting Here From Gelligaer, take the northernern road up Heol Adam for 2-300 yards, where you’ll see a footpath on your left taking you … Continue reading

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Llangynidr Bridge, Llangynidr, Breconshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SO 156 204 Also Known as: Llywn y Fedwen Getting Here Not too difficult – and its size makes it pretty easy to spot!  About 100 yards across the river bridge from Llangynidr, there’s … Continue reading

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