Hunting for the Cwm Mawr axe factory (in Hyssington Village Hall)
An audience of 34 gathered in the Village Hall at Hyssington on 24
September to hear a talk by Nigel Jones on the search for the nearby
prehistoric axe factory. Although most people were from the Hyssington
area, two came from as far afield as Snailbeach!
The talk presented the results of two seasons of investigation by CPAT
and National Museum Wales. Although it has been accepted for some time
that a small hill near the village is the source of the stone used to
make a group of Bronze Age axe hammers and battle axes, the exact
location of prehistoric workings has remained a mystery. Although the
excavations failed to produce conclusive evidence, it seems probable
that a series of small quarry scoops on the south-east side of the hill
may have been the source of the stone.
You can find out more about the search for this elusive site by
following this link.