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Standing Stone / Menhir


Visited 24th October 2002: We originally set out to find two sites, but the first eluded us completely. When we got to Cei Bach I was expecting Llwyn-on-Fach to be something small and obscure, which is probably why we drove straight past it at first.

Second time around I walked along the road and spotted the stone on the edge of a grass covered car park (bloody obvious it was!). By local standards it's quite large, so I was pleasantly surprised. On the eastern side of the stone are two lumps of metal, circular in cross-section, embedded in the stone. There is another on the western side of the stone.

I'm guessing that the stone may have been part of a boundary at some stage, and these pieces of metal indicate where the fence met the stone. I'm not sure whether this idea tallies with the stone's existing position though, or the irregular heights at which the metal is embedded in the stone.

Llwyn-on-Fach is thought to be a Bronze Age standing stone, but reading between the lines, it looks like not everyone is convinced of its antiquity. The stone isn't marked on the OS, and it isn't listed on the RCAHMW database.

This was going to be Alfie's first antiquarian expedition, but as he was asleep when we arrived so we decided to leave him in the car.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
31st October 2002ce
Edited 15th August 2003ce

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