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Standing Stone / Menhir


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A40 from Brecon travelling east to Abergavenny
At the hamlet of Llansantffraed (church which spire) turn right for Talybont.
Bridge over river Usk.
200m, turning on right for Gilestone Camping and Caravanning.
Proceed to farmhouse to ask for permission.

‘Prehistoric sites of Breconshire’, Children and Nash, Logaston Pr, gives the name of this monument as: Llwyn y Fedwen.

This is as far as I got as the landowner said no, but to come back another day.
A friend recently e-mailed them and they said it was no problem with access. So it’s worth a try.

Gilestone, is one of a several standing stones which follow the route of the river Usk. Most stones are large and on the northern bank, but this one (though large) is on the southern one

Measurements given for the stone are as follows: Height 2.97. Breadth 2.44m. Thickness 1.37m
Posted by elderford
9th August 2003ce
Edited 14th August 2003ce

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