Golych Valley (Dyffryn Golych)
This is how Iolo described the burial chambers at St Lythan's (Llwyneliddon) and Tinkinswood in the Golych valley:
Dyffryn Goluch (Anglice Vale of Worship) a good house modern built in a fine little vale the gentle rising hills prettily chequer'd with woods, in the fields adjacent are two very large Cistfaens [kistvaen] and may be reckoned amongst the noblest of Druidical antiquities in this Island this vale was formerly famous for orchards & cyder and there are in it still several good orchards. the pretty village of Dyffryn stands a little southward of Mr Price's seat, and is a good addition to the prospect. (NLW 21413E, no. 7)
These comments demonstrate Iolo's adherence to received learning on druidism and his eagerness to prove that Glamorgan was the native home of the druids in Wales and Britain.