"Carreg Dyn y Cyrn" Stone of the Horned Man - Llanbabo Church

by Arf Roberts
(Holyhead)

Good evening Will


So you are still searching for the Devil's stone at Llanbabo church, you are not the only one so am I but I very much doubt if we will ever find it.

Many of my ancestors on my mothers side of the family are interred in the small graveyard within the church walls.

My grandfather Richard(Dick)Jones was born in 1900 and lived with his family at Tyn-Lan the now derelict house situated on the opposite side of the road to the church, the family were heavily involved with the up-keep of the church and its grounds.

It is also stated by family members past and present that a tapestry hung on one of the inside walls of the church with the names of church members first born child embroidered onto it with my aunt Elizabeth's name being the last added, also a historic bible was donated to the church by the family, the whereabouts of both the tapestry and the bible are now a mystery.

Returning to the Devil's stone, when I was a child in the early 60's one of my grandfathers many stories included "Carreg Dyn y Cyrn" as he called it, he never revealed its location in the church grounds but stressed that only the sharp eyed would locate it and that some things are not what they seem!

My grandfather died in 1990 at the age of 90 and will always be remembered as the first RAC patrolman on Anglesey complete with motorcycle and sidecar, a photograph of him in full uniform exists in the Valley Hotel showing him directing traffic at Valley crossroads.

If you do come across the stone of the horned man please let me know.

Kind regards....Arf
(Holyhead)

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