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Bryn Celli Ddu Gorsedd

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<b>Bryn Celli Ddu Gorsedd</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
Nearest Town:Menai Bridge (5km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SH505703 / Sheets: 114, 115
Latitude:53° 12' 30.03" N
Longitude:   4° 14' 19.83" W

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The Gorsedd is seperated from the burial chamber by a thick wall and hedge, to get to it climb over the enclosure fence through the gate over two fences and a stream, probably a bit too much for some visitors but a wander around and over the outcrop is I'd say essential. Like Iron man says it's a good place to sit and watch the burial mound.
How I missed all the cupmarks on my first visit I don't know, perhaps it was all the cows gathering around the rock like a crowd at a sermon, or perhaps you just don't see what you don't know is there.
The cupmarks are on the highest part of the Gorsedd, in two groups, an arc of three cups and two metres away at least six more, five of which were in a definite pattern (to me they looked like they formed a sword type shape) with a few more thrown in seemingly at random here and there. Or were they?
postman Posted by postman
10th December 2010ce
Edited 10th December 2010ce

Lying in the adjacent field this huge outcrop offered us the perfect peace and solitude to view and contemplate the burial mound without much fear of being disturbed. From the top it is perfectly clear that the mound and the nearby menhir are aligned with this gorsedd. IronMan Posted by IronMan
2nd April 2002ce

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Archaeological Safaris: Anglesey Rock Art Project


Some interesting information regarding a number of cup marks found on this feature.

Looking at Iron Man's photo, cup-like marks can be seen, I wonder if they are the same ones? They remind me of some of the 'controversial' cups at The Langdale boulders.
Hob Posted by Hob
25th February 2006ce
Edited 25th February 2006ce