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Neolithic interpretation of Maen Llia

Maen Lia Monolith

Surrounded by the beautiful rolling highlands of the Brecon Beacons National Park stands Maen Llia; a magnificent monolith thought to date back to the Neolithic period.

"This is what we wanted to create something unique and beautiful that also provides inspiring interpretation."

As designers we couldn’t have asked for anything more interesting to work from than Maen Llia. We love how the monolith changes colour throughout the day; as the sun moves across the sky, the light glides over the rock to form patches of dappled shadow and light. By replicating this effect, our design acts exactly like Maen Llia does in its natural surroundings, enabling visitors to better connect with the interpretation.

Digital illustration of a neolithic man
Concept drawing A

When the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority asked us to design and produce bespoke interpretation for Maen Llia, we knew this project was going to be unique. Everything about creating this stone-inspired interpretation really put our creativity to the test as we took our designs to a new level.

Concept drawing B
Concept drawing C
Concept drawing D

It’s time to awaken your senses; can you see the cattle grazing around Maen Llia? And look, our predecessors are engraving messages for us to read. Now look ahead and feast your eyes on the real thing!

Graphic artwork being reversed printed

Eleanor Flaherty, Education Officer at Brecon Beacons National Park Authority was delighted with our interpretation, she said: “The process has been great with the design team really getting creative with the concept that we presented. This is what we wanted to create something unique and beautiful that also provides inspiring interpretation.”

Sign installation service
Metal profile being prepared in our metal workshop

But that’s not all, let our interpretation take you on a journey through time. Feel the rock’s rugged shape beneath your fingertips and immerse yourself in the stunning scenery and rich heritage. Look at the timeline and follow the cascading crack up the rock face to the modern day.

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