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Eglwys Faen

Cairn(s)

Eglwys Faen (Cairn(s)) by thesweetcheat Looking NW. The central Beacons are obscured by cloud to the left. Allt yr Esgair, with its IA fort, is the pointy hill to the right.
This image appears as part of the blog post
On The Hollow Hills – Twr Pen-cyrn 8 January 2011
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A. Brookes (8.1.2011)
Posted by thesweetcheat
10th January 2011ce
Edited 30th December 2012ce
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Comments (5)

Ahh that's a beaut! summerlands Posted by summerlands
10th January 2011ce
Thanks very much Summerlands: nice bit of sunshine helps with contrast. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10th January 2011ce
This cairn is visible( with binoculars) from Ty Illtyd chambered tomb. The line is just to the left of Allt of Esgair as seen here. No idea if it's intentional or not, but the more I study these Breconshire monuments, the more these improbable sightlines reveal themselves.
This same view can be seen, in reverse, on the Ty Illtyd page, in an image by the postman.
Posted by cerrig
10th January 2011ce
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/img_fullsize/56645.jpg

Postman's photo. Eglwys Faen cairn would be approx. centre of this image, on the skyline. The hill to the left is Allt yr Esgair, and the lower one beyond is the Myarth, with Mynydd Llangatwg and the cairn the far skyline.
Posted by cerrig
10th January 2011ce
Ah, that's interesting. I guess though that the hills are so full of monuments that some of them must line up accidentally. But I wouldn't want to say that there isn't intention - these buggers were too clever for that. I ought to make the effort to get to Allt yr Esgair (and Ty Illtyd) sometime soon. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10th January 2011ce
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