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Penllech Coetan Arthur (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech)

The chamber was once demolished by the farmer and the stones carted away, but the cows grazing in the field were so distressed by this vandalism that they bellowed incessantly until the tomb was rebuilt.

Frances Lynch in "Gwynedd" for CADW

Brackley (Chambered Tomb)

The large portal stone is known as the Toothie Stane as hammering a nail ito it was supposed to cure toothache. At leat two dozen nails and screws were visible in 1972 but these have now rusted away leaving some pockmarks on the stone.
"Progress was all right. Only it went on too long."
James Thurber

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