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Maen Llwyd (Machynlleth)

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Maen Llwyd (Machynlleth)</b>Posted by KammerImage © Simon Marshall
Nearest Town:Machynlleth (1km W)
OS Ref (GB):   SH753008 / Sheet: 135
Latitude:52° 35' 24.89" N
Longitude:   3° 50' 27.65" W

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One of three Maen Llwyds in the area, the other two are further east. I liked this one, if only to sit next to it and watch the curtains twitching. There can't be many standing stones you can see from the living room, I think I'll move here. postman Posted by postman
31st January 2008ce
Edited 31st January 2008ce

Visited 14th February 2003: This stone is not in its original location, but I don't know the exact circumstances of the move. I suspect that it was something to do with the creation of the housing estate that now surrounds it. The sign next to the stone says it was re-erected in 1981, but it doesn't say much else.

Maen Llwyd stands near its original location in a cul-de-sac called Cae Maenllwyd, just off another residential road called Craig Fryn in Machynlleth. It's situated on a triangular island of grass, with a park bench next to it, and road running around it. You really can't miss it. Parking is no problem, because the area is extremely quiet.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
26th February 2003ce
Edited 10th November 2003ce


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Above the stone and the houses here is Parc Common and its modern gorsedd circle.
Carreg Fasnach
A spot, with a natural outcrop of rock, where tradition has it that Machynlleth markets were held during an outbreak of plague, the money used in barter being washed in the adjoining brook, called Nant yr Arian. -- Visited, 20th April, 1910.
An inventory of the ancient and historical monuments of the county of Montgomery (1911).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
28th February 2013ce


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Not to be confused with the Maen Llwyd standing stone seven and a half kilometres to the east near Tal-y-Wern. Kammer Posted by Kammer
18th February 2003ce
Edited 1st July 2005ce