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Maen Penddu

Standing Stone / Menhir

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Nearest Town:Penmaenmawr (3km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   SH739735 / Sheet: 115
Latitude:53° 14' 35.38" N
Longitude:   3° 53' 23.67" W

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Maen Penddu defaced with Cross

GGAT have reported that someone has scratched a cross into the surface of Maen Penddu.

Not dissimilar from the cross on one of the stones at The Druid's Circle nearby. Seems there's still some people who think pagan monuments need to be "Christianised"

https://twitter.com/GwyneddArch/status/599260598694649857/photo/1
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18th May 2015ce

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About one kilometer west of Llangelynin Church, it's a fair old yomp to the stone but just for company there is also a stone circle/cairn twenty yards away or so from it.
Standing between six and seven feet tall this is a very hefty stone, thin on one side and wide on the other, possibly aligned in the direction of the Maen y Bardd dolmen.
Stood next to the stone, only the view east is open, a feeling of being enclosed by the hills is felt, but gain some height on one of the numerous hillocks or quarry spoil and the views open out, from here I can see the Great orme, the Druids circle, and perhaps Hendre Weolod down by the river past Cerrig y Ddinas fort.
A short walk over the hills to the south brings you back to Caer Bach hill fort, lots of cairns and on to many splendid stones. Lead on McDuff.
postman Posted by postman
22nd June 2012ce