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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Owain Glyndwr Cairn


Type Landscape

     Triangular shaped stone cairn
     Information from Mr. Malcolm Pryce, Newtown. Since his first visit to Hyddgen in the early fifties Mr. Pryce felt that something should be placed on the site to commemorate such an important event in Welsh history. In the early seventies he formed a committee with a number of friends and launched an appeal for financial support through Welsh newspapers. The money was raised entirely by private contributions. A site in the car-part at Nant y Moch was offered by the C.E.G.B. who also delivered two tons of stone to the car park free of charge. After the damage in January 1999 Mr. Pryce and his friends arranged for a new slate plaque, made by Andrew Leach, and funded this themselves.
     Cairn built to commemorate Owain Glyndwr who raised his standard on the River Hyddgen in May 1401. The ensuing battle resulted in a victory for the Welsh against the Crown forces of Henry IV. (Information taken from original plaque, now lying by the side of the cairn. For detailed description of battle and photograph of plaque in situ before damage, see Cambria reference below.)


Inscription on small slate plaque fixed to front of cairn: TO COMMEMORATE / OWAIN GLYNDWR'S / VICTORY AT HYDDGEN / IN 1401 / I GOFIO'R SAWL A DDISCYNNODD / YN Y FRWYDR Inscription on slate plaque fixed to lower front of cairn: DADORCHUDDIWYD GAN UNVEILED BY / GWYNFOR EVANS A.S./M.P. / GORFFENNAF 16 1977 JULY 16 1977

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Evans, Newtown, John Builder
Williams, Llanbrynmair, Bleddyn Stonemason

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Stone 206cm high x 155cm wide x 136cm deep

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
  • Graffiti
  • Structural damage
Road Turn left off A44 at Ponterwyd and follow minor, unclassified road
Precise location Set on grassy bank above car-park by bridge over dam
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN866756
Date of design Early 1970's - 1977
Year of unveiling 1977
Unveiling details 16 July 1977
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Mr. M. Pryce, Newtown / Owain Glyndwr Society
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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