Bryn Bella Rock Cannon

Bryn Bella Rock Cannon


6 August 2011

Parc Coedwig, Bryn Bella, Bethesda

SH 61288 67748; 53.18866°N, 4.07751°W


120-hole rock cannon on a small hillock hidden in the wooded area at Bryn Bella. There is an inscription carved into the surface of this great slab of rock, which is now overgrown with lichen and moss. The date is, however, still legible: 1838 — the year of Queen Victoria’s coronation.

Reference: Griff R. Jones, The Rock Cannon of Gwynedd, 2002 (ISBN 0953369218)

1838 - year of Victoria's coronation

One of the many now hard-to-spot cannon holes

4 thoughts on “Bryn Bella Rock Cannon

  1. There are 168 firing holes all connected with powder channels on this rock. I would love to see more pictures of it if you have any. I am currently researching rock cannon.

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