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Eliseg's Pillar
Llangollen, Clwyd, Wales
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Eliseg's Pillar is a 9th century stone monument built by Cyngen, the last king of Powys, to commemorate his great-grandfather, King Eliseg. The pillar stands to a height of just over 6 feet, but it was once over twice that height, and had a large cross on top. The cross was so large that the whole valley was named 'Valley of the Cross', a name that was taken by nearby Valle Crucis Abbey.

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