Harolds` Stones 1

Neill Parker

Caerphilly, United Kingdom

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Harold’s Stones
These large monoliths of conglomerate stone, commonly referred to as pudding stone, are situated in a field to the south of the village. They date back to the Bronze Age – much earlier than Harold Godwinson. It is supposed that they were dragged to the site on logs and levered into position, probably either for seasonal information or for use at religious ceremonies. Some believe that they were aligned on the winter solstice with the Skirrid mountain, also known as the “Holy Mountain of Gwent”. A fourth stone, on nearby common land, was destroyed in the 18th century. The Standing Stones are the property of the Davies family of Crosshands Farm in Trellech. The family have always been happy to keep the field open to the public, but ask that their property is respected.

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