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Maen Llia

Standing Stone / Menhir

Maen Llia (Standing Stone / Menhir) by cerrig Recumbent stone row with at least 6 recumbents, aligned on Maen Llia.
NPRN: 422033
Grid Reference: SN 92450 19120
Local Authority: Powys
Community: Maescar
Details at Coflein
Image Credit: cerrig
Posted by cerrig
25th March 2020ce
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Comments (5)

Wow, parallels with Maen Mawr/Cerrig Duon there. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
25th March 2020ce
Some similarities maybe but also differences too I would say. Maen mawr and it's two companions are in a N/S relationship and their midday shadows give a samhein/Imbolc date reference.

This row is aligned approx. 153/333 deg's which is outside any date markings, so it presumably had a different purpose. Curiously if the alignment is carried on it passes through other stones to the N/W and also the trig point on N51.883 W-3.581.

This is the best time of year to see this because it gets overgrown in the summer. Not much use during this lockdown I know but maybe something to put on the list for more normal times.
Posted by cerrig
25th March 2020ce
Very good.

Maen Mawr has more than two stones, the others are very small though...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26th March 2020ce
Guess the point is the Cerrig Duon 'alignment' is, from what I recall, a double... so maybe an avenue heading up from the Tawe; whereas here we have a single row, right?

Assume no close proximity associates to Maen Llia are suspected?
27th March 2020ce
This is a row of flat slabby recumbents heading uphill towards Maen Llia as a unified entity, whereas the avenue at Cerrig Duon could be considered a separate entity from Maen mawr and the circle stones.
I personally believe all the elements at Cerrig duon are part of one overall scheme but it does seem different to the Maen Llia set up to me.
Posted by cerrig
27th March 2020ce
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