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Maen Achwyfan Cross
Flintshire - Whitford, Clwyd, Wales
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In a farm field near Whitford, Flintshire, stands a 10th century wheel cross known as Maen Achwyfan. This is one of the most impressive and best preserved pre-Conquest crosses in Wales. A local story suggests that the cross marks the site of Queen Boudicca's last battle against the armies of Rome.

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