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Llangybi Bottom

Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Usk (5km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   ST380963 / Sheet: 171
Latitude:51° 39' 41.54" N
Longitude:   2° 53' 47.31" W

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'Visited' 4.7.10.
When I say visited, tried to visit would be more accurate! I took the narrow concrete lane east of Llangybi which runs to the rather smelly sewage works. When you reach the gates of the sewage works there is a metal gate leading to a track which states 'Private - No Access'. Looking at the O/S map the stone should be south west of this point. Unfortunately the area is overgrown with large bushes and trees and sight of the fields is very restricted. I saw in the distance what could be the stone along a fence line but the weather was misty with rain and even with binoculars it was not clear. There was no way of access into the fields for a better look as a field drainage ditch runs alongside the lane and there are nettles about 5 foot high and 10 foot across either side of the water filled ditch! Oh, not forgetting a barbed wire fence!
Posted by CARL
5th July 2010ce


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A pointy stone 2m high stands here on the Usk floodplain known as Waen-y-Ffeirad - Moor of the Priest? Maybe the priest refers to St Cybi (after whom Llangybi is named). Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th August 2005ce
Edited 4th August 2005ce