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Bridgend Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Bridgend Stone</b>Posted by PixxxImage © Jasamine Jackdaw
Nearest Town:Bridgend (1km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS902795 / Sheet: 170
Latitude:51° 30' 11.6" N
Longitude:   3° 34' 55.74" W

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Easy to find - just head for the sports centre! In front of the centre, right next to the road, is this rather 'unloved' standing stone. A small information board is next to the stone (equally unloved). I am sure that most people who pass this stone have no idea what it is. If in the area stop and give it a pat. Let it know there are some people out there who do care! Posted by CARL
9th June 2010ce

Yup, stone still here alright, although apparently I have read it has been moved a few yards due to building development, it is literally plonked on the side of the road (Angel Street) at the front of the Bridgend Recreation Centre (which also houses a modern druid stone circle within its grounds) just outside the town centre.

According to the information from what I can gather (this itself is quite worn) some information is held at the local library which I shall research at a later date.
Posted by Pixxx
31st May 2008ce


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I hope this stone is still here - it is certainly mentioned as an ancient monument on Coflein - and must be a natural entrant for the 'Don't mind me..' category.

One and a half metres high (with a bit of a lean) the stone is apparently cup-marked. Not far from the Avon Ogwr, it sneaks down to the water on Christmas morning at cockcrow for a drink.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17th June 2004ce