Cerrig Lladron

WPP1050837View from the north with cairn on hilltop in background.

Location

Wales Pembrokeshire Rest of Wales SN 0660 3220
Lat 51.95458096   Long -4.815916693

 

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 17m
No. of stones: 5 Size of stones: Medium and large
Orientation: 22.5° Altitude: 450m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairn
Notes: May be a stone pair rather than a row. Three of the stones may be fragments broken off the largest stone. It is also possible that this grouping of stones is entirely natural. Large numbers of similar upright rocks in the vicinity are clearly natural outcrops. Identification of this row should therefore be considered as uncertain.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: PE496

Photographs

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The largest stone has clearly been fractured in the past. The angular fragments in the vicinity which have been seen as forming part of this stone row are probably fragments derived from the larger stone.  View from south east (Scale 1m).

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The stone in front of the ranging rod (Scale 1m) was probably detached from the larger stone. The idea of this group of stones being a stone row has probably been  encouraged by its visual alignment with the large skyline cairn on the hill summit. View from north.

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View from above and north east of the stones forming the northern end of the “row”.

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Looking north along the “row”. This photograph highlights that the three largest stones do not form a straight line. The stone behind the ranging rod was probably detached from the largest stone (Scale 1m).

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View from south (Scale 1m).

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The form of this site is clear from this photograph and the one below. View from above and south (Scale 1m). The near stone is set at a different angle to the “row” which provides further uncertainty regarding the interpretation. Stones are generally aligned either along or across the row, but this one does neither.

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View from above and north (Scale 1m). Strictly speaking there are three stone sharing a common alignment but since one is most likely to represent a fragment detached from the large rock a stone row interpretation is uncertain. 

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There are a large number of edge set stones in the vicinity. These two are east of the site . The large stone is visible on the near skyline.

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A short distance to the east is a rock outcrop.  It is not difficult to imagine how partial quarrying of this could produce something that looked like a stone row.

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Another outcrop. This looks very similar to the large stone within the “row”.  The proximity of  naturally occuring “edge set” rocks means that we can not even be sure whether the stones forming this “row” were actually erected. 

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Coflein     Historic Environment Record

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