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The Fish Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


The fish stone is 5.5m high, and is probably the tallest standing stone in Wales (certainly Powys).

It must get fed up stuck on the bank - so every Midsummer's Eve it leaps into the river for a swim. There must be some splash.

In 'The Secret Country' Janet and Colin Bord describe John Williams' experience at the stone. The "experienced dowser from Abergavenny" felt a spiralling force building up in his body as he touched the stone, whereupon he was thrown backwards off it (and no doubt landed unceremoniously on his bottom).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
8th May 2002ce
Edited 6th August 2004ce

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