Monday, 3 March 2014

How Come?

I was doing some research for a visit we are planning for a group of European Tour Operators yesterday and found time to recce the Church of St Mael and St Sulien in Corwen, which is just up the slope from the Owain Glyndwr statue. Unfortunately it was locked but I noticed what is clearly a Bronze Age standing stone.

For some reason it was incorporated into the porch which was built in 1777. I have written about this phenomenon of churches being built right alongside ancient standing stones before in earlier blogs.
Was the church built there because of the stone or was the stone one of many in the area which survived modern developments (which led to the destruction of the other stones) simply by being in a churchyard. Has anyone any idea?

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