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Standing Stones


There is a theory that Gower takes its name.. from the many stones or rude columns yet found there. A pitched stone of considerable size, when I last saw it, was lying opposite the gate of Llanrhidian Church. This stone had been removed from its original position upwards of sixty years ago. The speculation is that an ancient people, the Cymry, when settling in Gower, finding so many stone pillars, called the district Gwyr, or, as is stated, " Meini Gwyr" (the land of the stone men). Many learned archaeologists assign these stones to a period carrying us to prehistoric times.
Flimsy theory I'd say, considering the 'gower' bit doesn't mean stone. It's funny that he should only mention one stone? as Jane found two. And that it was lying down - is it the stone underneath in her photo? It's interesting that it should be said to have been removed from elsewhere. All very strange.

From Alfred Chas. Jonas, in Notes and Queries H. P. L. s10-XI (266): 95. (1909).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th November 2006ce
Edited 6th November 2006ce

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