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The Growing Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


OS 161 SO 232168
From Crickhowell, take A40 towards Abergavenny. 1.4 miles from town centre. Clearly visible from road.
It would appear that Cwrt y Gollen Army Cadet camp is now closed.
Park at the now closed entrance to the camp: large white metal gates, with a white fence on either side, behind the gate is the guard house, on the opposite side of the camp drive is the Growing Stone.
Since Julian's visit, the four-sided fencing around the stone has mostly been removed (the plaque hasn't been re-attached to the stone either).
The area now has a feeling of dereliction (the empty guard house is 'to let') giving a sensation that the Growing Stone abides whilst the usage of the land around it is about to change once more.
An impressive stone, over 4m high, imagine a thickened blade with a blunted tip. Cadw guide for the area states that it is made of red sandstone.
Posted by elderford
22nd December 2002ce
Edited 2nd July 2003ce

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