MAEN TWROG, STONE PILLAR

Site Details



NPRN
302918
Map Reference
SH64SE
Grid Reference
SH6640440540
Unitary (Local) Authority
Gwynedd
Old County
Merioneth
Community
Maentwrog
Type of Site
STANDING STONE
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Unknown

Site Description


NAR SH64SE2

An erect monolith of indeterminate age and purpose, standing in the churchyard at Maentwrog.
Maen Twrog is a plain oval section pillar stone with a rounded top. It is 1.1m high and 0.4-0.6m thick.
Various legends are associated with the stone. In the fourth branch of the Mabinogion it is alledged to mark the burial place of Pryderi. In another story it was hurled by a giant named Twrog.

Associated with: Church (NPRN 43905)

Source: RCAHMW Merionethshire Inventory (1921), 154 No. 496

John Wiles 03.07.07

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