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Sarn Meyllteyrn

Standing Stone / Menhir


Visited the general locality passing through Sarn Meyllteyrn in 2005. was informed from a local source [Gwenllian] that the place name could be broken down as follows

sarn - ford
meyll (mal) - place [of]
teyrn - king or kings

the standing stone and site is thought of as 'the burial place of Rhiw kings'; it is a mere several kilometres from Mynydd Rhiw *neolithic axe factory*, so it is surprising there are not more stone age monuments hard by - perhaps there are, or were? also, local place names seem to abound with deer names, into which could be read much, perhaps -

there also appears to be an ancient well or spring nearby, known as 'ffynnon fair' -,332500&st=4&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf&ax=223500&ay=332500,331500&st=4&ar=N&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf&ax=223500&ay=332500


Posted by m6
5th November 2007ce
Edited 5th November 2007ce

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