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Waen Bryn-Gwenith (stone I)

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


With cold wet feet, Eric and me happily marched up the hill looking for this possible dolmen. He's got my old camera and is taking pictures of everything, bugs, stones, mountains, anything that stops him from noticing the fresh air and exercise is all good, besides whos going to carry on the Postmans good work when i'm too old and crackered.
Coflein assures me that this could well be a collapsed dolmen, two likely looking orthostats though fallen still prop up the capstone. Other reasons for it's legitamacy are thus: After seeing many semi earthfast quoits and dolmens in south wales this seems to be the design employed here also Sling is just over the mountains. The area is just chokka with ancient remains so the burial chamber isnt out of place. It's exact location is similar to other monuments of the same design, half way between mountain top and valley floor.
Though I'm still not completely convinced I am at the end of the day still only a postman, unlike Eric who was adament that this was a burial chamber.
But dont take our word for it why not go take a look for yourselves, and take an Archaeo dude too.
postman Posted by postman
18th October 2009ce
Edited 18th October 2009ce

Comments (1)

Went to view the above site yesterday, very misty, [so could easily have missed something]! Whether this is a Cromlech is uncertain as the whole area is strewn with random glacial boulders and it is likely that many of the stones were dropped by receding glaciers.
Not to say men did not position them.
Stone no. 1 looks like the natural bedrock however which may have been placed.

However, to add to comments made already by "postman", there is a geological fault passing through the site and there is conjecture that Cromlechs were placed on fault lines. [All the local ones seem to be anyway].
Posted by stoneware potter
23rd January 2020ce
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