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Maen Achwyfaen

Christianised Site

<b>Maen Achwyfaen</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
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:Holywell (6km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SJ129788 / Sheet: 116
Latitude:53° 17' 55.05" N
Longitude:   3° 18' 25.4" W

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<b>Maen Achwyfaen</b>Posted by postman <b>Maen Achwyfaen</b>Posted by Chris Collyer


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Another site I visited last year whilst staying in Bala - another CADW site! I had a bit of difficulty finding the cross through the maze of country lanes despite having an O/S map. Eventually I asked a chap out walking his dog who pointed me in the right direction. The only advice I can give is that it is situated in a field at the crossroads of several lanes. It is not visible from the lane but there is a gate and once you get into the field it is easily seen just a short walk away. The carvings are fantastic and although I have seen several such crosses this is easily the most impressive in both size and patterns on all four sides of the cross. (The one near Carew Castle in South Wales is pretty good too).
Well worth the effort to find.
Posted by CARL
20th May 2010ce


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I visited this site some time ago and it wasn't until I was flicking through TMA today that I discovered that this wheel cross is in fact a 'Christianised' Bronze age monolith. Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
8th August 2002ce