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St Nons

Standing Stones


St.Nons - LLandruidion, has an enormously prehistoric and historic background. Its timelessness sinks into the soul, never mind that it is a Catholic retreat now, it wears its past well. The little St. Non's chapel (which I can't put on this site because it happened in the wrong time) sits in a field with the odd stone or two jutting through. It is said that there is a neolithic stone circle that surrounds the ruined church - not so sure about that. It is recorded in the landscape archaeological record that apart from the possible stone circle, there is one scheduled standing stone and a possible 5 more, plus 4 barrows within the area.
The old stone, with the added boulder, sits in an adjacent field. The farmer has obviously been removing boulders from this field, for there is a pile in the corner. Have visited this site before so always knew it as a singular stone. Won't say anything, but if in years to come the boulder stone loses it red colouring, it still won't be a prehistoric stone....

Note; taken from "Celtic Saints in their Landscape" Elizabeth Rees.

"There is a giant boulder, part of a Bronze Age stone circle within which Non's chapel was built" The story goes that Non gave birth to David within the stone circle, and that whilst a great storm raged outside, within the circle it was calm and sunny.. Be that as it may, she shows a photo of the stone that is in the foreground of the chapel, the stone facing out to sea.
moss Posted by moss
8th November 2005ce
Edited 3rd December 2005ce

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