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grctaatoijht &whnmiiL. FOURTH SERIES.—VOL. XIII, NO. LI. JULY 1882. THE GESAIL GYFARCH STONE. One day last June, Mr. J. Lewis of Llwyn Onn, Port- madoc, dropped me a word to say that Captain Evan Griffiths of the Gesail Gyfarch had found there an old inscribed stone which he should be glad to have ex¬ amined. The Gesail is a short distance from the village of Penmorfa, or about three miles from Tremadoc. In the beginning of August 1881, I happened to be spending a few days with Mr. Silvan Evans in the Valley of the Dovey, and I prevailed on him to come with me to the Gesail to have a look at the Stone. We went, and after walking up from Portmadoc Station we found the Stone laid by a wall near the house. It had been the lintel of a bendy, or cowhouse, which was built in a very peculiar manner, and thought to be at least five hundred years old. It stood in a field called Cefn y Gelli. The Stone had got into the hands of the masons, who were going to build it into a new wall when Captain Griffiths came to know of it; and even then he does not seem to have come to the rescue quite soon enough, as the masons had already begun to trim it in the usual way, which practice has probably spoiled more inscribed monuments than all other destructive influences put together. About the end of the month Mr. Lewis visited the Stone with Mr. Thomas Roberts, a civil engineer living 4th ser., vol. xiii. 11