Standing Stones, Huly Hill, Newbridge.
The three standing stones at Huly Hill, actually a tumulus or
burial mound, may have formed part of a stone circle or rings of
stones around the burial cairn. The three stones reach heights
of 2.10m, 2.00m and 1.20m and are comprised of greenstone. There
were 12 stones standing in the late 18th Century. The tumulus is
not central to these stones and it has been suggested that there
may have been two rings of upright stones surrounding the earth
mound. A fourth stone, possibly connected to this complex, can
be found 300m away in the industrial estate across the motorway.
See Related Sites link below. The bronze age burial cairn, now
surrounded by a modern stone wall is around 30m in diameter and
bronze artefacts were discovered at the site.
Newbridge is easily accessed from the M8 or A8. The site is well
screened by trees and can be reached from a dead-end road leading
from the centre of Newbridge.
By roadside in Newbridge.
Who would have thought that the remains of a stone circle - that
once boasted 12 stones - can still be found in such a build-up
urban area as this. Motorways, feeder roads, industrial estates
and even an airport, all surround this strangely quiet and
peaceful location, the plantings round the perimeter of the area
do their job well. Despite the location, the ease of access
makes this a site worth visiting and even the disabled visitor
can easily tour the site.