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Henriw Standing Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Henriw Standing Stone</b>Posted by KammerImage © Simon Marshall
Nearest Town:Llanidloes (8km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SN964776 / Sheets: 136, 147
Latitude:52° 23' 10.2" N
Longitude:   3° 31' 20.7" W

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I do value my anonimity and always try to get in and out of anywhere without drawing attention to myself. So we elected to wander of the recognised footpath, only one problem , the river, which was in full spate. We eventually found a narrow enough place to jump and bob was my uncle. The menhir is square in section about eight foot tall and has a nicely sloping top into one corner. It's a very bulky stone, a nice change to some of the tiddelers we'd seen at Y Capel and Kerry hill stone circles.
We tried to find the proper path on the way back hoping there would be a bridge, there wasn't, not that we could find anyway, we shimmied along a tree branch that crossed the 6ft wide fast flowing river.
A really nice stone this one, good texture, ace place, a barrow in the next field, and for those with a spirit of adventure try the river crossing.
postman Posted by postman
13th August 2008ce

Visited 25th May 2004: To the east of the Cwm-y-Saeson stones is Henriw Standing Stone, a full metre taller than its neighbour but much less accessible. We spotted it from the road, which is probably as close as you can get to it without approaching a landowner. It's behind a field boundary, so you have to find a spot where there's enough of a gap in the foliage to see it.

Like the anorak that I am I had binoculars with me, which turned out to be useful (the stone is about 300 metres from the road). Must come back when I have more time and see if I can get a closer look.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
6th September 2004ce
Edited 6th September 2004ce


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The NMR (available through Coflein) describes Henriw Standing Stone:
A standing stone 2.28m high by 1.06m by 0.61m, said to be the sole survivor of four stones, 'two large and two mall stones arranged quadrangularly'.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
23rd August 2004ce