The Hydes' England Trip, June, 2007
Pentre Ifan, the best Iron Age burial chamber in British
About 10 miles east of Fishguard overlooking Newport Bay
Looking northwest from Pentre Ifan with Newport Bay in distance
The bottom picture shows that originally Pentre Ifan
was filled in
with dirt and lined and covered with small stones.
Looking down slope. The original burial chamber
would have been filled in with dirt
back to the fence posts about 120 feet beyond the stones.
The standing stones are just to the left of the big stone (Stone can be
seen in first image).
The dirt of the original burial chamber would have reached to the
fence in the center of picture.
Newport Bay is in the distance on far left.
Looking west from Pentre Ifan to Carningli (The Hill of the Angels).
These are the Presely Hills from whose eastern crests came
the bluestones of Stonehenge,
which were probably transported by water
from Newport Bay.
Therefore, there is a connection between Pentre Ifan and Stonehenge
hundreds of miles away.
Closeup of Carningli (The Hill of the Angels)
The atmospheric conditions are such that many wispy
white clouds that look like angels form over the hill.
Tradition is that St. Brynach in the sixth century used to go up the
hill to meditate and commune with the angels.
Mary Jane and Jan at Pentre Ifan
Mary Jane under the cap rock of Pentre Ifan
The cap rock is 16 feet long and weighs 40 tons.
Ancient farmer's fence near Pentre Ifan
Probably made by using stones "borrowed" from the surface of Pentre Ifan's mound
Scott stands on a stone in farmer's fence near Pentre Ifan
A very confusing sign to Pentre Ifan.
The top line is in Welsh. The second line is in English but really of
little help to the typical tourist!
A kind and sensible person added the hand drawn sign!
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