Copyright: Simon Charlesworth. Original at Megalithic Portal.
A probable single stone row measuring 18.5m long, including seven large-sized boulders situated on a south facing millstone grit pavement. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and some of the stones have been propped in position indicating that this is an artificial construction. A stone row seems the most likely explanation and there are at least two other stone rows and a cairn in the vicinity.
|Wales Powys Brecon Beacons SN 8767 1569 Lat 51.828496 Long -3.631444|
Map showing the location of Carreg Cadno stone row.
|Type: Single||Length: 18.5m|
|No. of stones: 7||Size of stones: Only large|
|Orientation: 19°||Altitude: 490m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : ?||Sea View: Yes|
|Notes: Boulder alignment. This alignment was discovered by Simon Charlesworth who kindly showed me around.|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument:|
Category: Possible. It is always difficult to establish whether a line of boulders were deliberately placed or are instead the result of glacial or periglacial activity. Generally there must be a presumption in favour of natural origin, but occasionally some detail may hint at the possibility of human intervention. At Carreg Cadno a number of the boulders have been propped into position indicating that this site has been deliberately fashioned. What is less clear is whether this happened in prehistoric times. On balance the possibility of this feature being a form of prehistoric stone row remains the most likely explanation.
This stone row is of Type S2. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
View from the north looking along the boulder alignment (Scale 1m).
View from the south looking along the boulder alignment.
View from the south east (Scale 1m).
Car parking is available at SN 85567 15530. From here walk north east along the waymarked path to SN 86957 16141. Head south east up the hill for about 850m.
VISITED:- 19th March 2016
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 27th January 2016
LAST UPDATED 15th March 2019