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Ysbyty Cynfyn Stone Circle[400 x 237 jpg]
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|Description ||Ysbyty Cynfyn "Stone Circle" (SN 752 791)
This readily accessible site is situated alongside the A4120 running south from Ponterwyd towards Devil's Bridge. The circle is not marked as an antiquity on recent OS maps but the church itself is easily found. Despite recent dissenting opinion, it has generally been accepted that this is an example of the early Christian Church adopting an ancient site, in this case an embanked Bronze Age stone circle, presumably in an attempt to "desanctify" or Christianise it. The roughly circular churchyard has a surrounding wall into which are set five upright stones, at least one of which is almost certainly in its original position (see separate submission). Some of the other stones are not sunk into socket holes and have masonry below implying that they may not be in their original positions. Regardless of whether this site represents the authentic remains of a Bronze Age stone circle, Ysbyty Cynfyn is well worth visiting: it is an impressive and evocative monument in its own right.|
|Rupert Preece |
|Behind the site is something you have not mentioned.It looks like a site that may have once been a hill fort. their are two mounds above the church graveyard running parralel,and then above that a high mound with ground flattened over the other side of it. |
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