Cerrig Pryfaid

Stone Circle - Gwynedd

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SH 72461 71325 (GPS 30min) Diameter 20.1 x 21.7m (Meas.)
Visited August 2001 No magnetic anomalies.

Cerrig Pryfaid, "the Stone of the Flies" is a large diameter circle of small stones standing below a rocky outcrop on the southern slopes of Foel Lwyd. The circle is situated between the nearby road and line of ugly pylons that march through the valley. We counted 12 stones, all less than 1m high, in an ellipse 20.1m N-S 21.7m E-W. There are two outliers, one 5.8m from the circle edge at the west, and one 24m away at the NW, both stones are aligned with circle stones when viewed from the circle centre. The stone nearest the NW outlier seems to be fallen, so its position (and hence the alignment), may not be original.
The small stones are difficult to make out in the grass, and this coupled with the large diameter and fading light, gave us a frustrating feeling of never actually getting a good view of the site as a whole.

Unfortunately we arrived at Cerrig Pryfaid very late in the day, in fact the sun was setting, and the quality of our photographs and panoramas for this site is not as good as we would have liked.

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