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Carreg y Bwci

Round Barrow(s)


... the great massive monolith known as "Carreg y Bwgi" (the Goblin's Stone) was examined. It is 15 feet in length, and on an average 4 feet wide by 3 feet in thickness, and lies within a moated circle of 60 feet diameter. It is said to have been upset in search of treasure; and, alas! the farmer on whose land it lies has offered five shillings for breaking it up into wall material. Happily, however, there is a salutary tradition, confirmed by the subsequent experience of some of the party*, that any rash intruder on the Bogey's precincts will be made to feel the consequences of his temerity, and perhaps fear may preserve what covetousness would destroy.
*Unsatisfyingly, this is not elaborated on.

From a report of the 'Lampeter Meeting' in Archeologia Cambrensis, October 1878.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th March 2009ce

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Thanks for the comments on Midmar Kirk, I'll keep trying and asking. Loads of, hopefully, interesting stuff to come! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
28th March 2009ce
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