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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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