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Radnorshire

<b>Radnorshire</b>Posted by KammerHindwell Stone © Simon Marshall
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Bache Hill and the Whimble Round Barrow(s)
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Banc Cynnydd, Cwmdeuddwr Cairn(s)
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1 site
Banc Trehesglog, Cwmdeuddwr Stone Row / Alignment
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Banc Ystrad-Wen Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Beacon Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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The Beacon (Llandrindod) Cairn(s)
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Beddau Folau Chambered Cairn
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Beggar's Bush Round Barrow(s)
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Black Mixen Round Barrow(s)
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Blaen Henllan Cairn(s)
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Briddel Felen Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Broomy Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
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Bryn y Maen Stone Row / Alignment
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Bryn y Maen fallen monolith Standing Stone / Menhir
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Burfa Camp Hillfort
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Carneddau Hill (Builth Wells) Round Cairn
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Carneddau North (Builth Wells) Cairn(s)
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Carn Nant-y-Ffald Cist
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Carn Ricet Cairn(s)
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Carn Wen, Cwmdeuddwr Round Cairn
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Carn Wen, Garth (Llanwrthwl) Round Cairn
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Carn Wen (Gwastedyn) Cairn(s)
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Carregwiber Hillfort
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Carregwiber (stone 1) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Carreg Bica Round Cairn
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Castle Bank Hillfort
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Castle Ring Hillfort
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Cefn-y-Gaer Hillfort
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Cefn Ceidio Round Barrow(s)
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Cefn Llyn Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cefn Wylfre Stone Circle
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Church of St Michael Christianised Site
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Clap yr Arian Cairn(s)
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Clyro Court Farm Long Barrow
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Creggin Cairn(s)
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Crossfield Lane barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Crossfoot Farm Standing Stone / Menhir
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Crossway Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Crugyn Gwyddel Cairn(s)
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Cwmade Round Barrow(s)
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Cwm Berwyn, Carneddau (Builth Wells) Promontory Fort
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Cwm Bwch, Great Rhos Round Barrow(s)
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Cwm Maerdy Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cwm Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Domen-ddu Cairn(s)
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Esgair Beddau, Cwmdeuddwr Cairn(s)
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Esgair y Llwyn, Cwmdeuddwr Cairn(s)
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Fedw Stone Circle
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Fedw Llwyd Round Barrow(s)
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Ffrwd Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Four Stones Stone Circle
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Gelli Hill Stone Circle
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Gelli Hill Cairn Cairn(s)
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Gelli Hill stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Giants Grave Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Gilfach Hill Enclosure
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Gilwern Hill Cairn(s)
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Glascwm Mill Cottages Round Barrow(s)
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Graig Camp Hillfort
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Groddwr Bank Round Barrow(s)
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Gwern Dyfnant Round Barrow(s)
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Harpton Court Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Hindwell Cursus Cursus (Destroyed)
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Hindwell Enclosure Enclosure
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Hindwell round barrow group Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Hundred House Common Round Barrow(s)
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Kinnerton Court Stone I Standing Stone / Menhir
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Kinnerton Court Stone II Standing Stone / Menhir
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Knobley Standing Stone / Menhir
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Knobley Brook barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Lane Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Lan Fraith Round Barrow(s)
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Larch Grove Standing Stone / Menhir
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Little Hill cairn II Cairn(s)
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Little Hill cairn III Cairn(s)
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Little Hill VII Round Barrow(s)
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Llandegley Rocks Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Llanerch Stone Cup Marked Stone
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Llanfihangel Nant Melan Round Barrow(s)
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Lluest Aber Caethon, Cwmdeuddwr Round Barrow(s)
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Llyn Dwr Standing Stone / Menhir
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Llyn Gwyn Enclosure
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Maengwyngweddw Standing Stone / Menhir
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Maesgwyn Mound Round Barrow(s)
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Marteg Valley Kerbed Cairn
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Milton Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Old Stone (Pant-y-Caregl) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Pawl Hir Ring Cairn
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Pegwn Bach Cairn(s)
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Pennant Pound Round Barrow(s)
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Pen Cae Newydd Round Barrow(s)
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Rhiw Afon, Cwmdeuddwr Round Cairn
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Rhiw Porthnant Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Rhos-Goch Chapel Round Barrow(s)
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Shepherd's Tump Round Barrow(s)
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Six Stones Stone Circle
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Twyn-y-Big Cairn(s)
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Ty Lettice Round Barrow(s)
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The Van Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Walton Green Cursus Cursus (Destroyed)
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Wern-y-Gaufron Round Barrow(s)
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Windy Hall Round Barrow(s)
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Womaston Causewayed Enclosure
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Y Gaer, Llanddewi Ystradenni Hillfort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Hindwell Pool
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Hindwell Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
18 posts
Maen Serth Standing Stone / Menhir
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Moll Walbee's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Old Radnor Church Christianised Site

Miscellaneous

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Maybe it's relevant, maybe it's not, but there are a number of distinctive conical hills near Old Radnor: Stanner Rocks, Worsell Wood, Hanter Hill. Apparently these contain some of the oldest rocks in Wales - Precambrian and 700 million years old. Old Radnor was called 'Pen-y-Graig': 'head of the rock'. The geology means Stanner Rocks supports some pretty strange and rare plants, and it was said: "by the common people it is called the Devil's Garden." You can't help wondering where the stones for the local monuments came from. Probably.

"The Cambrian Balnea: Or Guide to the Watering Places of Wales, Marine and Inland" by Thomas Jeffery Llewelyn Prichard (1825).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th September 2007ce

Extracted from "Betwixt & Between" by Mary Dodsworth and Iain Steele in "The Cauldron" no.115), themselves drawing on "The Folklore of Radnorshire" by Roy Palmer :-
Beguildy church, on raised site by River Teme, probably a B.A. settlement.
Bleddfa church on a B.A. mound.
Bryngwyn: The Six Stones near N boundary of village is a stone circle of ~12 stones.
Llanfihangel Cascob cut into a burial mound.
Llanfihangel Cefnllys a B.A. site. I.A. fort on Cefnllys Hill turned into mediaeval castle.
Discoed church south of a five millenium old yew - a circular site about an antient mound and a Neolithic tree.
Disserth church a circular site with a well nearby formerly dressed with mistletoe.
Kinnerton church within an earlier circular wall. By the road to Old Radnor there is a standing stone.
Llanbister church has tower behind altar, at the E end. Sulfur well overlooks church.
Llandegley church very late, healing well on Cymaron riverbank side nearby.
Llandeio Graban tower bedroom for last Welsh dragon.
Llandewi Ystradenni. Giant's burial at Tomen Beddugre nearby.
Llanelwedd church has thity tumuli within half-a-mile and a lost standing stone.
Llanfihangel Nant Melan ringed by ancient yews, with one holding solitary remnant of a stone circle.
Nantmel church has 6 two millenia old yews in precinct. 2 standing stones called the Devil's Clogs on nearby Tan-y-cefn farm.
Old Radnor church font cut from fifth stone of Four Stones group at edge of Kinnerton-Walton road. In 1994 a vast stone circle revealed from the air in the Radnor valley - probably defined by 1400 oaks, it covers 34 hectares but doesn't have a precise location !
Pilleth church has well behind that was resorted to by people with eye problems.
St. Harmon chuch first dedication in Wales, but he wasn't buried in Bedd Harmon near it. Two stone circles also near, though Cwm y Saeson only has two stones left out of 14 and that on Hendre Rhiw farm only one of 5. Dogs and people treated by sulfur spring on Temple Bar farm.
Whitton church lies in an earlier circular llan.
wideford Posted by wideford
5th March 2005ce

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Lan Fraith (Round Barrow(s)) — Miscellaneous

Although my suspicions were aroused following the subsequent identification of what I'd taken to be unrecorded 'round barrows' upon Egsair Rhiwlan (immediately to the SE) as the impact residue of shells from a former WW1 artillery range... it would appear the monument to be found here is indeed the real deal. Sweet.

Coflein has this to say:

"A circular, grassy mound, 7m in diameter and 0.6m high. It has a thin peat cover but slight erosion shows that the main body of the mound is composed of earth and stone. It is located on a flat, broad hill summit, overlooking the Elan valley. When visited in June 2009 the area was used for rough grazing and vegetation cover was grass. [J.J. Hall, Trysor, 9/9/2009]"

If obscure hangs away from the tourist bustle of Cwmdeuddwr are your thing, they don't come much better for such limited effort than this little round barrow.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
23rd January 2022ce

Carn Ricet (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Carn Ricet</b>Posted by GLADMAN<b>Carn Ricet</b>Posted by GLADMAN<b>Carn Ricet</b>Posted by GLADMAN GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
23rd January 2022ce

Carn Ricet (Cairn(s)) — Miscellaneous

A bit of an enigma, this: old maps clearly show some 'structure' - presumably a cairn - standing beside the old Monks' Trod, a byway linking the heart of Elenydd with Ffair-Rhos and Strata Florida to the west. However..... deciding to go and have a look upon a very inclement 23/7/2020 I found... well, very little, to be fair. The barest hint of a stone pile amongst the carnage caused by lazy muppets in their shiny new 4x4s engaged in '1mph off-road experiences'. Such thrills! Yeah, whatever.

Nevertheless, well worth the walk from Pont ar Elan across the summit plateau of Esgair Rhiwlan - or, if you prefer, follow the lower level green track. Incidentally, the 'mounds' I discovered upon Esgair Rhiwlan are apparently shell impact residue from a WW1 artillery range once located here! Just so you know.

Coflein has this to say:

"Carn Ricet is a possible prehistoric cairn that is now denuded, turf-covered, and hard to define. It is disturbed by a trackway... and the small amount of stone visible on the surface would appear to be the remains of a more recent cairn marking the boundary of a sheepwalk and possibly the line of a drovers' road. [J.J. Hall, Trysor, 18/1/2010]"
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
23rd January 2022ce

Carn Ricet (Cairn(s)) — Links

Elenydd Mysteries - Carn Ricet


Investigations at Carn Ricet by CARAD Rhayader
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
23rd January 2022ce

Carn Wen, Garth (Llanwrthwl) (Round Cairn) — Links

Carn Wen (Garth)


Anyone know the Welsh for 'battleship grey'?
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
11th December 2021ce

Carn Wen, Garth (Llanwrthwl) (Round Cairn) — Miscellaneous

Now I must, first off, confess as to having been certain I'd been here - to this VERY substantial upland Bronze Age cairn - before... venturing south from Trembyd in thick hill fog some years earlier. Haha, yeah. Needless to say, the unexpected sight of a truly massive cairn upon the northern horizon as I head for Garth this time around - where I reckoned no cairn should be - was sufficient cause for re-appraisal. Conclusion: map reading muppetry resulting in a vapour-shrouded audience with Carn-y-Geifr (not Carn Wen) back in the day. Ahem.

To be fair Carn Wen is unmistakable... once one knows what it looks like, that is. A Bronze Age behemoth some 78ft in diameter, albeit a little defaced by a couple of small modern 'marker' cairns and a curious 'shelter', set upon a high plateau of billowing grass. As is the case with most of Wales' other 'White Cairns' I have had the pleasure of visiting, this example is distinctly more of a 'battleship grey' hue. But none the worse for that, it has to be said.

All is quiet, save the equestrian - and rather striking - farmer's wife met earlier in the day thundering past upon her mount. A good place to be and take in the vast skies for a while. Best not attempt it in mist though... just saying. Unless you can actually read a compass.

Coflein records:

"A cairn, 23.8m in diameter and 0.8m high, having three projecting stone platforms about its E perimeter. Two small recent cairns and a double shelter have taken their place upon the cairn." [J.Wiles 23.04.02]
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
11th December 2021ce
Edited 18th January 2022ce

Giants Grave (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Links

Giant's Grave, near Hundred House, Powys


Say what you see....
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
5th November 2021ce

Carn Wen, Garth (Llanwrthwl) (Round Cairn) — Images

<b>Carn Wen, Garth (Llanwrthwl)</b>Posted by GLADMAN GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
11th October 2021ce
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