P-06-1310 Protect Mynydd Eglwysilan and Cefn Eglwysilan



This petition was submitted by Kelvyn Ross Broadstock, having collected a total of 719 signatures.


Text of Petition:                    

We call on the Welsh Government to formally recognise the archaeological, historic and prehistoric environment of Eglwysilan.

There is a wealth of important sites that date back at least to the bronze age including "prehistoric" burial cysts and ancient rock art. There's also a major settlement and large zodiac map marked out with major stones.

The concern is that the proposed wind farm will cause irreparable damage.


Additional Information:

The famous dykes are scheduled and threatened to be cut through by the power cables and/or roads that will be required.

Standing and recumbent stones with significant neolithic rock art and ancient cup marks. There are others that also need recording. Their locations and relation to each other are of vital importance and is at huge risk from the roads and platforms that will be needed to deliver and erect the proposed wind turbines.

Link to read more about the "cairn field"- https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/94677?term=eglwysilan


Link to one of the many standing stones. https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/91889?term=eglwysilan&pg=2


Research is only beginning to map all of the standing stones to explore them forming a "star map" that will be of international significance. Moving or disturbing the stones will be a disaster that cannot be repaired.

This "long hut" https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/528312?term=eglwysilan&pg=2 is one of many pieces of evidence to suggest a major settlement.

Also an ancient church and monastery.




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 09/01/2023.


The Committee considered the petition and noted that if a development of national significance application has been - or is likely to be - submitted, it would be subject to engagement and consultation with stakeholders. In light of this Members agreed that there is little further action they could take as a Committee and closed the petition and thanked the petitioner.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 09/01/2023.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Pontypridd
  • South Wales Central


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 06/12/2022