Landscape · Pillar

Pillar 5: Cornel Bach

Cornel Bach 1

Pair of standing stones north of Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire

A particular acoustic phenomenon of some Preseli rocks is their resonance, and it’s been suggested that Cornel Bach (“little corner”) could be the remains of a burial chamber — blown up in the 18th century — which supposedly gave the name “ringing stone” to Maenclochog village. Some photographs show the triangular stone nearest the hedge with adjacent stones, now mostly hidden; the National Monuments Record of Wales lists only a pair of standing stones.


Building 10: ivory towers


Old College, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Hybrid Gothic (lancet windows) and Renaissance (enclosed external stairs)
masterfully combined in exuberant Victorian turrets