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Brecknockshire

<b>Brecknockshire</b>Posted by thesweetcheatMaen Llia © A. Brookes (4.4.2010)
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Abercriban Cairn(s)
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Afon Tawe Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Allt yr Esgair Hillfort
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Banc y Celyn Stone Circle
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Battle Standing Stones
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Bedd Gwyl Illtyd Ring Cairn
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Blaenau Uchaf Standing Stone / Menhir
Blaen-Nedd Isaf Cairn(s)
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Blaen-y-Cwm Uchaf Cairn(s)
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Blaen Clydach Fach Cairn(s)
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Blaen Glyn Cairn(s)
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Blaneau-draw Round Cairn
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Bone Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
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Boughrood Court Round Barrow(s)
Bryn y Groes Chambered Tomb (Destroyed)
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Bwlch-y-Ddau-Faen Stone Circle
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Bwlch Bach a'r Grib Cairn(s)
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Bwlch Cairn Cairn(s)
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Bwlch Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Caeau Enclosure, Cockit Hill Hillfort
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Cae'r Maen Standing Stone / Menhir
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Capel Rhos Standing Stone / Menhir
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Carnau Cefn-y-Ffordd Cairn(s)
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Carnau Cerfn y Ffordd Stone II Standing Stone / Menhir
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Carnau, Cwmdeuddwr Cairn(s)
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Carnau Gwynion Cairn(s)
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Carn-y-Geifr, Drum Ddu Round Cairn
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Carn-Yr-Arian Round Barrow(s)
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Carn Gafallt Cairn(s)
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Carn Pica Cairn(s)
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Carreg Waun Llech Standing Stone / Menhir
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Carreg Wen Fawr (Llanwrthwl) Standing Stones
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Carreg Wen Fawr Y Rugos Stone Row / Alignment
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Castell Dinas Hillfort
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Cefn-yr-Henriw recumbent stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cefn Crew and Cwm Crew Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Cefn Esgair Carnau Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Cefn Moel Cairn(s)
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Cefn yr Ystrad Cairn(s)
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Cerrig Duon & The Maen Mawr Stone Circle
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Clawdd Brythonig Enclosure
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Coed-y-Polyn Round Barrow(s)
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Coed Fenni-fach Hillfort
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Coed Pentwyn Hillfort
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Coed Ynys Faen Standing Stones
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Coed y Gaer Hillfort
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Corn Du Cairn(s)
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Craig Cerrig-gleisiad Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Craig Cnwch Standing Stones
Craig y Rhiwarth Hillfort
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Cribarth Cairn(s)
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Cribyn Cairn(s)
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Crugian Bach Stone Circle
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Crugian Bach Cairn(s) Cairn(s)
Crug-y-Gaer Hillfort
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Crug Hywel Camp Hillfort
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Cwalca Cairnfield Cairn(s)
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Cwm Fforch-wen Cairn(s)
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Cwm Henwen Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cwm Henwen Cairn Cairn(s)
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Cwm Nant Cairn(s)
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Cwm Shelkin Cairn(s)
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Darren (Crickhowell) Ring Cairn
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Darren (Llanafanfawr) Standing Stones
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Defynnog Church Christianised Site
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Disgwylfa Cairn(s)
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Dol y Felin Standing Stone / Menhir
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Dorwen Standing Stone / Menhir
Drostre Bank Hillfort
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Drum Nant y Gorlan Standing Stone / Menhir
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Drygarn Fawr Cairn(s)
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Eglwys Faen Cairn(s)
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Esgair Ceiliog Ring Cairn
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Esgair Garn, Llanddewi Abergwesyn Round Cairn
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Esgair Gwar-y-Cae Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Esgair Irfon Cist
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Fan Frynych Round Cairn
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Fan Gyhirych Round Cairn
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Fan Llia Round Cairn
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Fan Nedd (Northern summit) Cairn(s)
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Fan Nedd (north east) Round Cairn
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Fan y Big
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Ffostyll Long Barrow
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Ffynnon Las I Cairn(s)
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The Fish Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Garn Caws Round Cairn
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Garn Fawr (Llangynidr) Cairn(s)
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Garn Felen Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Garn Goch Cairn(s)
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Garn Goch Long Barrow
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Garn Las Cairn(s)
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Garn Wen Cairn(s)
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Garreg Fawr (Llanfihangel Nant Bran) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Gelli-Nedd Hillfort
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Gilestone Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Growing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Gwernvale Chambered Tomb
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Gwern Wyddog Standing Stone / Menhir
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Hafen stone pair Stone Row / Alignment
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Hillis Camp, Llanfilo Hillfort
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Little Lodge Long Barrow
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Llangenny Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llangenny Camp Enclosure
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Llangynidr Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llanwrthwl Churchyard Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llech Lia Enclosure
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Llorfa Cairn(s)
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Llorfa Stone Circle
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Llorfa menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llwyncelyn-Fawr Hillfort
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Lower Neuadd Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Cam Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Hir Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Llia Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Llwyd (Twyn Du) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Richard Standing Stone / Menhir
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Moel Feity Round Cairn
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Mountain Centre 1 Standing Stone / Menhir
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Mountain Centre 2 Standing Stone / Menhir
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Mynydd Bychan Platform Cairn
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Mynydd Epynt (Eastern)
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Mynydd Llangatwg Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Llangorse Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Llysiau, Black Mountains Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Mynydd Pen-y-Fal Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Troed Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Troed Chambered Cairn
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Nant-y-Llyn, Y Mynydd Du Round Cairn
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Nant-y-Wern Stone Row / Alignment
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Nant Bwch Standing Stone / Menhir
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Nant Cwm Dwfn Standing Stone / Menhir
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Nant Mawr, Fforest Fawr Round Cairn
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Nant Tarthwyni Hillfort
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Nant Tarw Stone Circle
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Neuadd Glan-Gwy Standing Stone / Menhir
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Newbridge on Wye Standing Stone / Menhir
Odyn-fach Stone Circle
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Pant Llwyd Cairn(s)
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Pant Madog Round Cairn
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Penffawyddog Enclosure
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Pen-Rhiw-Wen Hillfort
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Pen-y-Beacon Cist
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Pen-y-Beacon Stone Circle
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Pen-y-Fan Cairn(s)
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Pen-y-Gorllwyn Cairn(s)
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Pen-y-Gorllwyn Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Pen-yr-Allt Enclosure
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Pen-yr-Heol Las Cairn(s)
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Penyrwrlodd Long Cairn
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Pen-y-Wyrlod Long Cairn
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Pen Allt-Mawr Cairn(s)
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Pen Caenewydd, Mynydd Myddfai Cairn(s)
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Pen Cerrig-Calch Cairn(s)
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Pen Gloch-y-pibwr Cairn(s)
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Pen Maen Wern Standing Stone / Menhir
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Pen Tir Round Cairn
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Pen Trumau, Black Mountains Cairn(s)
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Pen y Crug Hillfort
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Pen y Gadair Fawr Round Cairn
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Pen y Waun Dwr Round Cairn
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Pen y Waun Dwr Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Pipton Long Cairn
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Plas-y-Gaer, Allt Ddu Hillfort
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Pwll-yr-Wydden Fach Round Cairn
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Pwll Byfre Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Rhos-y-Gelynnen Stone Row / Alignment
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Rhyd-wen Fach stone setting Stone Circle
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Rhyd Uchaf Cairn(s)
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Saith Maen Stone Row / Alignment
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Saith Maen Stone Row / Alignment
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Slwch Tump Hillfort
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Spread Eagle Cursus (Destroyed)
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Standard Street Standing Stone / Menhir
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Talgarth Camp Hillfort
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Tor Glas Round Cairn
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The Tretower Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tre Durn Wood Enclosure
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Tump Wood Camp Hillfort
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Twr-y-Fan Foel, Y Mynydd Du Round Cairn
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Twr Pen-cyrn
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Twyn-Llechfaen Enclosure
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Twyn-y-Beddau Round Barrow(s)
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Twyn-y-Gaer (Mynydd Illtyd) Hillfort
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Twyn-y-Gaer (Trallong) Enclosure
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Twyn Ceiliog Cairn(s)
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Twyn Garreg-Wen Cairn(s)
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Tyle Bychan Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tyle Mawr Cairn(s)
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Ty'n Y Graig, Craig Cnwch Cairn(s)
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Tywn-Y-Gaer (near Llaneglwys) Enclosure
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Ty Illtyd Chambered Tomb
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Ty Isaf Chambered Cairn
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Ty Mawr Standing Stone / Menhir
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Upper Neuadd cairns Cairn(s)
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Varlen Cairn, Traianmawr Cairn(s)
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Waunewydd Standing Stone / Menhir
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Waun, Cwmdeuddwr Round Cairn
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Waun Leuci Standing Stone / Menhir
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Waun Leuci round barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Waun Leuci stone setting Stone Setting
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Waun Leuci summit Round Barrow(s)
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Waun Lydan Standing Stone / Menhir
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Wern Frank Wood Cairn(s)
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Ynys Hir Stone Circle
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Ysgubor-Wen Cairn(s)
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Y Das Round Barrow(s)
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Y Gaer (Defynnog) Enclosure
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Y Gamriw Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Y Gamriw (North) Cairn(s)
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Y Pigwn Stone Circle
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Y Pigwn Cairns Cairn(s)
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Fennifach Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ffynnon Ishow Sacred Well
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Llanhamlach Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maen Gweddiau Natural Rock Feature
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Maen Madoc Standing Stone / Menhir
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Nant yr Ychen Round Cairn

Latest posts for Brecknockshire

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Pen-y-Fan (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Pen-y-Fan</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19th February 2018ce

Esgair Irfon (Cist) — Miscellaneous

This exquisite little cist, set within the remains of a grassy cairn, is not mentioned upon the current 1:50k OS map. Consequently it came as a surprise to discover that Esgair Irfon, the rocky, eastern flank of the wondrous Irfon valley, possessed an ancient monument when perusing the 1:25k version obtained from a library sell off. A pleasant surprise, it has to be said. According to the RCAHMW:

"..Bronze Age Cist Cairn. Central cist exposed in centre of a slight mound. Four hewn slabs (0.18m thick) line the sides of the cist, the base is overgrown with grass. Mound Diameter 4m, Cist Length 1m, Width 0.5m, Depth 0.5m." [J.BONSALL, NT, 20/07/2002].

To my mind this excellent site is one of the obscure prehistoric gems of Mid Wales. The surrounding scenery is first class, the monument set back from the escarpment edge (in true Bronze Age style) so it can not be seen from below, the sentinel peak of Cwmdeuddwr, Drygarn Fawr, crowning the horizon to the approx north-east. Prospective visitors should, however, note that such visual splendour comes at the price of a very steep ascent from the road traversing the Irfon valley below. But there you are. Well worth the effort. For what it's worth I approached from the direction of Abergwesyn, parking in the layby near the National Trust sign and heading uphill to the left (north) of the treeline.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
18th February 2018ce

Esgair Garn, Llanddewi Abergwesyn (Round Cairn) — Miscellaneous

This enigmatically located cairn sits upon Esgair Garn overlooking the extreme eastern limit of Llyn Brianne. The monument is liberally 'sprinkled' with quartz....

According to Coflein (OS 1977) it is:

"..15.9 m in diameter and 0.9 m high at the centre, where a modern cairn adds 0.6 m of height. It is noteworthy that the majority of the stones forming the cairn appear to have originally been particularly selected for their varying quartz content. An obvious outcrop of this material was not observed in the immediate area around the cairn".

It is possible to park upon the verge of the minor road forced to make a major loop around the reservoir, where upon a short scramble to the east will allow the traveller to contemplate the significance of quartz at close quarters. Intriguing.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
18th February 2018ce

Cwm Shelkin (Cairn(s)) — Miscellaneous

A visit to this otherwise unremarkable cairn - if the final resting place of a forebear can ever be described as such, of course - is enlivened by what appeared to me to be clear remnants of a former cist and kerb. It would seem the OS people tentatively concur:

"A denuded cairn, 6.0m in diameter and 0.5m high, with possible cist elements and kerbing." J.Wiles 15.08.02

Situated upon the southern end of Mynydd Llangorse's whaleback summit ridge there are some fine views to be had of surrounding peaks, not to mention the excellent hill fort occupying Allt Yr Esgair across the way.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
20th January 2018ce

Mynydd Llangorse (Cairn(s)) — Miscellaneous

This is a deceptively substantial upland cairn which, to my mind, should be taken as a pair with the splendidly sited 'Blaneau-draw' monument a little way to the ENE. Indeed, an approach from Cwm Sorgwm, via the latter, makes for a grand hill walk with some excellent views. I was able to park upon the verge just south-east of the farm access road's junction with the 'main road' through the cwm (which, incidentally, is a good starting point for an ascent of Mynydd Troed's cairn).

Anyway, according to Coflein what we have here is:

"A mutilated cairn, 23m in diameter and 1.8m high, surmounted by a modern cairn. Set on the crest of a mountain ridge, on the boundary between two communities". [J.Wiles 15.08.02]
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
20th January 2018ce

Blaneau-draw (Round Cairn) — Miscellaneous

I more-or-less quite literally stumbled across this cairn, exquisitely perched upon the very edge of the escarpment overlooking the farm of Blaneau-draw, Cwm Sorgwm, whilst heading for the cairn at SO16562612. Indeed, since it is not annotated upon either the current 1:50k or 1:25k OS map, I assumed the larger monument had been mis-represented. Suffice to say it has not.

CPAT offers a little clarity:

"About 350 m W.S.W. from.." [SO16562612].. "410 m above O.D. on a terrace 15 m below the ridge top is a small Old Red Sandstone, badly disturbed, flat mound about 7 m in diameter 0.6 m high". [Roese, Thesis, no. 166. RCAHMW, 1995]

So, structurally speaking, not the finest Bronze Age upland cairn you'll ever encounter. But I hereby challenge anyone with a passion for the way the ever-changing light plays upon our uplands to not be moved by the placement of this beguiling pile of old stones.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
20th January 2018ce

Nant Mawr, Fforest Fawr (Round Cairn) — Miscellaneous

Not shown on either the current 1:25k or 1:50k OS maps, I had RCAHMW to thank for highlighting these two wondrously sited cairns. Located upon either bank of the deep gash in the hillside carved by the Nant Mawr as it joins the Nant y Gaseg, Nant y Gwair and numerous other seasonal watercourses in assisting the nascent Afon Dringarth feed the Ystradfellte Reservoir, there are, in my opinion, few less congested spots in the entire National Park.

The downside to this isolation is reaching the cairns in the first place. As it was I approached from the west, ascending the northern aspect of Fan Dringarth to descend steeply toward the prominent sheep folds a little south (downstream) of the Nant Mawr's confluence with The Afon Dringarth... needless to say this meant ascending the mountain once again upon the return. But there you are. And besides, there is a superb aerial view from Fan Dringarth as compensation. Punters wishing to avoid mountain climbing might wish to consider an approach from the reservoir itself.

Anyway, according to David Leighton (RCAHMW, 17/07/2008):

1) Northern cairn - "...The stony mound... measures 12m in diameter and rises to 1.5m high. An edge set slab on its east side suggests a possible kerb otherwise obscured..."

2) Southern cairn - "...The slightly oval stony mound measures 8m (E-W) by 7.5m and 0.75m high... The interior has been robbed out leaving a hollow of irregular shape about 3m across."
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
9th January 2018ce

Fan Llia (Round Cairn) — Images

<b>Fan Llia</b>Posted by GLADMAN<b>Fan Llia</b>Posted by GLADMAN<b>Fan Llia</b>Posted by GLADMAN GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
8th January 2018ce
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