Carreg Wen Fawr Y Rugos

View from the west (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring 58.3, including at least 12 small, medium and large-sized stones situated on a gentle east facing slope. The largest stone, which is now recumbent, would have stood over 2.5m tall at the upper western end. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and stands in an area with several broadly contemporary cairns.

Location

Wales     Powys     Brecon Beacons     SO 13284 17568     Lat 51.849950   Long -3.2603335

Map showing the location of Carreg Wen Fawr Y Rugos stone row.

Plan of Carreg Wen Fawr y Rugos stone row (Source: survey at 1:100 by Sandy Gerrard). Recumbent stones are shown grey and upright ones black.

Plan of the upper part of the Carreg Wen Fawr y Rugos stone row (Source: survey at 1:100 by Sandy Gerrard). Recumbent stones are shown green and upright ones black.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 53.8m
No. of stones: 12 Size of stones: Small, medium and large
Orientation: 57° Altitude: 440m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: BR354

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Typology

This stone row is of Type S12. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Photographs

View from west showing the position of the row.

Stones forming the western length of the row. View from west (Scale 1m).

View from above and west of the western length of the row (Scale 1m).

Looking east along the row (Scale 1m).

View from above and west (Scale 1m).

View from above and south (Scale 1m).

View from above and north (Scale 1m).

Looking east along the row (Scale 1m).

View from west (Scale 1m).

View from south west (Scale 1m).

View from north west.

Individual Stones

Plan of the upper part of the Carreg Wen Fawr y Rugos stone row showing the numbered stones.

Plan showing the position of Stones 11 – 13.

Stone 1 may have originally stood around 2.5m high, but now stands up to 0.5m above the ground surface. View from south west (Scale 1m).

Recumbent Stone 2 is largely covered in grass but stand up to 0.13m above the ground surface. The small stone in front of the ranging rod is Stone 3. This was probably a packing stone. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stones 4 and 5 stand to the right of the ranging rod. View from north (Scale 1m). Stone 4 measures 0.71m high and Stone 5 stands 0.63m tall.

Stones 6 and 7 stand to the left of the ranging rod. View from north (Scale 1m). Stone 6 measures 0.26m high and Stone 5 stands 0.40m tall.

Stones 8 and 9 viewed from the south west (Scale 1m). Stone 8 stands up to 0.90m high, whilst Stone 9 lying to the right is 0.24m high. 

Stone 10 lies adjacent to the ranging rod. View from south west (Scale 1m). The large stone is Stone 8.

Stone 11 measures 0.35m long by 0.22m wide and stands up to 0.17m high.  View from north east (Scale 1m).

Stone 12 is hidden beneath the grass, measures 0.42m long by 0.34m wide and is orientated at 318°. This stone is probably not in its original position and has been displaced from the row. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Stone 13 represents the lower end of the row, measures 0.20m long by 0.17m wide, stands up to 0.49m high and is orientated at 223°. View from south west (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Limited car parking is available at SO 11954 12966. From here walk along the private road to SO 11152 14998 and then follow the footpath north to the row. Alternatively the row may be accessed from a large car park at SO 15698 17094.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Coflein     Archwilio


Timeline

VISITED:- 5th September 2018

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 27th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 18th September 2018

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