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Meini Hirion (Kidwelly)

Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Kidwelly (1km S)
OS Ref (GB):   SN412083 / Sheet: 159
Latitude:51° 45' 1.24" N
Longitude:   4° 18' 2.72" W

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Visited 9.4.11
Taking the main road north out of Kidwelly you shortly come to a narrow turning on the left sign posted for Bryn Glas / Penlan Uchaf farm. Take this turning and head uphill until the road takes a sharp turn to the right – there is just enough room to park at this point on the left in front of a field gate. Go through the wooden field gate, down the slope and through another wooden field gate on your right. You then step over a small stream and walk up the hill. As you approach the top the stone comes into full view.
The stone is about 6 ft high x 4 ft x 2ft covered in yellow, white and green lichen.
The coastal views to the south are cracking – a great place for standing a stone.
This is an easy site to visit although technically there isn't any public access to the stone.
Well worth a visit when in the area.
Posted by CARL
11th April 2011ce

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Meini Hirion gets no more than a mention on Coflein, but it's position (SN41210833) suggests a relationship with Afon Gwendraeth. The remains of an Bronze Age/Iron Age enclosure called Penlan Ucha stand nearby (SN41250834).

There's a bridlepath running to the west of the stone so access may not be too tricky.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
11th November 2004ce
Edited 11th November 2004ce