ENCLOSURE near Meillionydd (Fig. 17) at 650 ft.
above O.D. on the crown of a spur projecting W. from
Mynydd Rhiw. Two concentric banks, forming circles of
about 75 and 100 yds. diameter between their crests, are
visible on the ground only as slight surface swellings 10 ft.
wide and I ft. high. Their construction is uncertain, but local
informants recall the removal of stone in recent years, probably
when the banks were already well spread. Air photographs
show traces of a central feature, perhaps including a round hut.
Lhwyd, writing in 1696,1 records a stone circle 15 yds. in
diameter near Meillionydd, and it is possible that the central
feature noted here represents the last trace of this; nothing
else now remains in the neighbourhood to which his description
1 Arch. Camb., 1926, p. 199Condition:
almost ploughed out.
SH 21902905 5 11 57 44 N.W. Unnoted
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