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Garn Turne

Burial Chamber


Amongst the outcrops and close to the hedge, behind the cromlech, there are a number of other large stones which may have formed part of a larger monument.

Also in a hedge at the roadside a couple of hundred metres from the entrance to Garn Turne is the Cantref Stone, marking the place where three 'hundreds' met; those of Dewisland, Cemais and Daugleddau.

According to an entry in 'Saints and Stones' (Gomer Press), "relics of St David....were brought here on 1 March each year and that the bishop and the Lords of Cemais and Daugleddau met at this point to decide questions of mutual jurisdiction".

You can certainly see all three 'hundreds" from Garn Turne itself, attesting perhaps too, not only its great importance as a site, but also to the longevity of traditions.
Posted by korgilud
21st February 2006ce
Edited 21st March 2008ce

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