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Carreg Hir

Standing Stone / Menhir

Also known as:
  • Cwrt Sart

Nearest Town:Neath (2km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS74459542 / Sheet: 170
Latitude:51° 38' 34.99" N
Longitude:   3° 48' 52.83" W

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The Coflein record, to be fair, isn't sure how old this stone is. It describes it as "an upright slab, 2.8m high by 1.7m by 0.5-0.8m" possibly on a mound.

I think it could well be the one mentioned here in on p186 of "Tales of the Cymry: with notes illustrative and explanatory" by James Motley (1848).
It is reported of a large stone near the end of the old canal, but on the left of the road from Neath to Brittonferry, that there is a charm, not yet discovered, which can compel it to speak, and for once to reveal the secret of its history: but that having once spoken it will be silent for ever.
Online at the Internet Archive.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th January 2007ce
Edited 28th August 2020ce


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Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust

A photo of the stone, rather weirdly sitting in its concrete plinth in the grounds of Cwrt Sart comprehensive school.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
28th August 2020ce