Diocesan press releases

History restored at the Hundred Stone

Bishop Joanna dedicates the new Hundred Stone at Garn Twrne, Pembnrokeshire

A historic Pembrokeshire landmark has had a makeover.

A 21st-century replica of the Hundred Stone at Garn Twrne has been dedicated by the Bishop of St Davids, Joanna Penberthy, following a restoration initiative by the Saints & Stones Group.

The stone marks the conjunction of the parishes of St Dogwells, Ambleston and Little Newcastle

It is also at the meeting point of the three ancient Hundreds or Cantrefs of Cemaes, Daugleddau and Dewisland.

These denoted the boundaries between the lands of the medieval bishops and the point to which the relics of St David accompanied the bishops when summoned to fight for the king as feudal lords, according to Little Newcastle vicar and local historian Revd Richard Davies.

The new stone was made by the St Davids-based sculptor Malcolm Gray. The old one has been placed in the lapidarium at the Cathedral