Stone alignment leading towards a stone circle. View from north (Scale 1m).
|Wales Powys Brecon Beacons SN 85119 20642 Lat 51.872482 Long -3.6700914|
Simplified plan of the Cerrig Duon stone alignments and circle. The Maen Mawr stone alignment is shown black. (Source: Burl, 1976 After Grimes 1963).
|Type: Single||Length: 5.8m|
|No. of stones: 3||Size of stones: Small, medium and large|
|Orientation: 0°||Altitude: 394m|
|Upper end: Stone circle||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: No|
|Context: Stone alignment|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: BR071|
Category: Plausible. Despite the considerable variety in stone size, no substantiated doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
A small, medium sized and a very big one. View from the north east (Scale 1m).
View from the north west (Scale 1m). The Cerrig Duon double row is hidden in the grass immediately behind.
This row can be a tricky one to get to. The easiest way involves crossing a river on foot and utmost care needs to be taken. A visit should not be contemplated after heavy rain and even at others times this is not one to be visited alone. If any doubt do not attempt the crossing. Car parking is available at SN 85314 20324. From the car parking area carefully cross the river and then head uphill and northwards towards the row. The largest stone in the row is clearly visible as you approach the site.
Burl, A., 1976, The Stone Circles of The British Isles, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, pg. 261.
Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 225.
Grimes, W.F., “The Stone Circles and Related Monuments of Wales” In Culture and Environment. Essays in the Honour of Sir Cyril Fox (eds. Foster, I. and Alcock, L.) London, 93 -152.