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Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


Curiously, no one yet seems to have mentioned the story behind the name of the stones. So here it is:
Llech y Drybed is another name for a cromlech in Pembroke; but it appears to be purely descriptive; for the trybedd, or trivet, was a utensil used for holding pans and kettles over a hearth fire; and this stone, poised on three others, has been thus designated from its resemblance to the domestic tripods, which are probably still in use in those parts of Wales where coal and grates are unknown, or unusual.
p106 in 'Archaeologia Cambrensis' v2 s3 (1856).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th October 2007ce

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