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Carreg Hir

Standing Stone / Menhir

This site is of disputed antiquity. If you have any information that could help clarify this site's authenticity, please post below or leave a post in the forum.
Nearest Town:Neath (2km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS744953 / Sheet: 170
Latitude:51° 38' 30.97" N
Longitude:   3° 48' 55.28" W

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The Coflein record, to be fair, isn't sure how old this stone is. It describes it as "an upright slab, 2.8m high by 1.7m by 0.5-0.8m" possibly on a mound.

I think it could well be the one mentioned here in on p186 of "Tales of the Cymry: with notes illustrative and explanatory" by James Motley (1848).
It is reported of a large stone near the end of the old canal, but on the left of the road from Neath to Brittonferry, that there is a charm, not yet discovered, which can compel it to speak, and for once to reveal the secret of its history: but that having once spoken it will be silent for ever.
Online at Google books.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th January 2007ce