Monday, 5 January 2009

The Ogham Stone, Glandwr Chapel, Pembrokeshire

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In the last couple of weeks I've visited various standing stones and sites around Pembrokeshire in Wales, but the one which I'm featuring in today's post was the easiest to visit for me personally seeing as my parents live in this very village.

The Ogham Stone is to be found in the grounds of the chapel in a village called Glandwr, situated at the foot of the Preseli mountains, and with the nearest town being Crymych.

As can be seen in the above picture on the left hand edge of the stone when looked at from this angle there are a series of Ogham markings cut into the stone. Unfortunately I can't translate these for you. One theory I have heard is that Ogham is actually a musical notation.

Just behind the Ogham Stone is another little curiosity that the visitor might like to take a look at, although this time it's hardly ancient.
The gravestone of Lewis Phillips states - in Welsh - that he died on June 31, 1900. Now how does that rhyme go again?... Thirty days have September, April, June and November...

Date visited: 31 December 2008

See also: Glandwr Churchyard on The Modern Antiquarian

1 comment:

  1. Really nice old stone with lichens and aura of mystery.