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The Hundred Boundary Stone

Between the Sealyham Activity Centre and Ambleston the minor road climbs to high point overlooking a large part of Pembokeshire as far as Milford Haven. On the south side lie the ruins of the cement block factory of the 1950’s, to the north the rocky enclosures encompass the largest Neolithic dolmen in the county, and and at the side of the road an inscribed slate slab describes this point as marking the boundary between the Medieval Hundreds of Cemaes, Daugleddau and Dewisland. This was the point to which the Bishop used to be escorted on March 1st to dispense justice between the three lordships and their tenants.

Over the last 20 years there has been a marked deterioration in this marker stone, to the point where it is almost indecipherable. The Saints and Stones Group are funding and organising a replica to replace the18th Century stone. The original stone was received into the Lapidarium at St Davids Cathedral on the 2nd of October.

Bishop Joanna will be dedicating the replica on the 31st of October at 3:30pm, followed by a service at St Dogwell’s church, to be followed by tea. If you would like to attend the ceremony, please park in good time at St Dogwells church. There is no parking space near the stone and a minibus will transport people between the church and the site.

There is an interesting and informative article by Anne Eastham in this month’s Pembrokeshire Life, and there is also more information in the Saints and Stones book on page 86.

The Saints and Stones Pilgrimage 2017 – The Cemais trail

The annual pilgrimage this year will take place on the 29th of July when we will be exploring the new Cemais trail. We plan to start at Cilgerran Church at 11am with a short service led by the vicar, the RevPeter Ratcliffe. This will be followed by an optional walk to the Wildlife Center, where lunch will be available between 12 and 1o’clock. Transport will then be available for walkers to collect their cars.

1:15pm depart for St Dogmaels Abbey SA43 3DX

2pm Tour of the Abbey and early Christian monuments

3pm Leave for a brief visit to Moylegrove Church SA43 3BN

4pm Cwm yr Eglwys (where good ice cream is available!) SA42 2SJ

5pm Tea at Tyr Pererin, St Davids SA62 3RJ

Please come and join us at any stage for an interesting and enjoyable day.

2016: The 2016 Annual Pilgrimage took place around the Holy wells of St Davids. It started at Ty’r Pererin, Quickwell Hill, St Davids, with a talk about the Saints and Stones Pilgrim Trails and the Holy Wells, followed by a Pilgrim Lunch. In the afternoon we walked to St Non’s well, where St David was born, then along the coast path to Porth Clais and the well where St David was baptised. This was followed by tea and Cathedral Evensong at 6.00pm. The sun shone and a good day was had by all!

Saints and Stones Pilgrims 30 July 2016

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