Pillar

Pillar 4: Meini Gwyr

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Embanked stone circle, Glandy Cross, Carmarthenshire

The two remaining stones, out of some seventeen, in Meini Gwyr (‘crooked monolith’), though a stump or two are just visible protruding from beneath the turf.

Dating from the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age — about four thousand years ago — the stone circle is also sometimes known as Buarth Arthur (‘Arthur’s Yard’) though of course the legendary king has no real connection with this site.

The monument is part a sadly depleted megalithic complex on the Pembrokeshire / Carmarthenshire border, among which are the remains of barrows, standing stones and other slight features.

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Glandy Cross
Reconstruction of Meini Gwyr from information panel

Below you may just about make out the inside curve of the raised bank into which the stones have been placed.

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