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Giants Grave

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Coflein (J.J.Hall, Trysor, 26 March 2) has this to say concerning the much smaller mound (Blaen Bedw) at SO1402954405, just north of the great Giant's Grave round barrow:

"A earthen mound, measuring 6m square x 1m high, sub-rectilinear in plan.... Its date and purpose are unknown, but it has been suggested that it may represent a prehistoric funerary monument or even a gibbet mound."

Incidentally - having watched both a tractor and (old-style) Land Rover Defender struggle up the byway - I would highly recommend leaving one's car at the entrance track to Ty'n-y-coed (just possible upon the verge) unless you are a complete loon.

As for the Giant's Grave itself... suffice to say I should have come here much sooner. But hey, there are so many upland sites to be savoured around these parts....
18th September 2021ce
Edited 18th September 2021ce

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