Hendre Waelod (Allor Moloch)
Neolithic Chambered Tomb / Portal Dolmen
Southwest of Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Clwyd. Wales  OS Map Ref SH79297475
OS Maps - Landranger 115 (Snowdon), Explorer 17 (Snowdon)


Hendre Waelod - portal stones
Hendre Waelod - portal stones at the southeast of the chamber with the capstone behind.
Some of the supporting stones of this chambered tomb have collapsed on the monument's eastern side leaving a huge wedge shaped capstone 3 metres square and a metre thick tilted at an angle with the remains of the chamber visible and just about accessible on the northwestern side. Any trace of a covering mound or cairn of stones has been lost over the years but a pair of portal stones about 1.5 metres tall remain standing at the southeast of the chamber (both now incorporated into a fence that separates a small wood from open pasture) indicating the former entrance to the tomb. Hendre Waelod dates from the Neolithic and is also known as Allor Moloch which may translate as the 'Altar of Molloch', it stands on the lower western slopes of the hill of Bryniau just 300 metres from the River Conwy.
Hendre Waelod - collapsed wedge shaped capstone.
Hendre Waelod - collapsed wedge shaped capstone
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Hendre Waelod - capstone, portals and smaller slabs at the side of the chamber
Hendre Waelod - capstone, portals and smaller slabs at the side of the chamber.
Hendre Waelod - internal view of the chamber
Hendre Waelod - internal view of the chamber and underside of the capstone.


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