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Maen Hir

Standing Stone / Menhir


Visited 2nd March 2003: We walked to Maen Hir, approaching from the west, and asked at Maenhir Farm for permission to see the stone. The farmer was very friendly and said we could take a look at Coynant Maenhir which is also on his land.

He also told us that some 60 years ago the previous farmer had moved the stone and used it as a gatepost elsewhere. He said that 'they' made this errant farmer put the stone back in its original location. There may be some truth in this story, as there are holes in the stone, and the packing stones at its base look very un-Bronze Age.

The name Maen Hir means simply Long Stone in Welsh. This term is sometimes used as a generic name for Welsh standing stones.

A word of warning if you visit Maen Hir at a similar time of year to us, the field that it stands in can get very muddy (see photos).
Kammer Posted by Kammer
7th March 2003ce
Edited 12th August 2003ce

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