|Place:||Rhiw Goch||Grid Ref:||SH 7100 3600 (GB)|
|County:||Merionethshire (Meirionnydd) , Wales||Saint(s):||none|
|Site Type:||landscape setting|
Gresham/1985, 389: `The place where Porius was laid to rest is on the edge of a huge expanse of bleak moorland being at a height of just over 1,000 feet above sea level and appears to the eye as if it were at the back of beyond. It is, however, exactly the point of one of the major ancient crossroads in north Wales where an early trade route running east to west from the head-waters of the river Severn to the coast, and a sea-passage to Ireland, was crossed by the main north to south Roman road, the Sarn Helen. These two lines of communication were in regular use until the early years of the nineteenth century'.