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Pant y Maen

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Pant y Maen</b>Posted by postmanImage © christopher bickerton
Nearest Town:Llangollen (8km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SJ158478 / Sheet: 116
Latitude:53° 1' 13.72" N
Longitude:   3° 15' 19.41" W

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Visited 6.4.16

Next to a narrow lane a short distance north east of Brynegwlys on the A5104.

Approaching from the south I initially drove and then walked past this site. Despite being a sizable stone (and being right next to the road) it was hidden by trees. The stone was a lot easier to spot when approaching from the north. It is slightly south (uphill) of a static caravan of the same name – on the opposite side of the lane.
Although Postie describes the barrow as a ‘small hill’ I would describe it more as a ‘raised embankment’. The stone is approximately 5ft high and has a nice green hue to it. Ivy is growing up two sides of it which adds to its charm. This is a ‘cute’ stone!

This is well worth the short detour off the A 5104 to seek out.
Posted by CARL
13th April 2016ce

I parked the car where the map said the barrow was, but couldn't immediately find it. Is it behind this small hill? No, it is this small hill. Covered in trees and bushes, almost everyone driving past will miss it. The stone is maybe 5-6 ft tall. The small road cuts through the mound, but there isn't much traffic, so peace, if sought, can be found. Not easily photographed, but delightful to find. Give the stone a hug its been through a lot. postman Posted by postman
24th July 2006ce
Edited 15th October 2006ce


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This is a rather curious site. Its name means 'hollow of the stone'. It looks like a round barrow, but on its top is a 5'4" high stone. It is said that the stone was removed by an Edward Roberts in the 1860s - he rather fancied it as a gatepost. However he had enormous trouble trying to stand the stone up in its new location, and suffered the usual string of troubles associated with Meddling With Stones. He had no peace of mind until he replaced it where it belonged.

(folklore from Grinsell's 'Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain')
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th June 2004ce