Mid Wales

Afon Hyddgen stone row includes four stones.

The 25 stone alignments in Mid Wales like those elsewhere vary considerably, but all consist of at least three stones aligned along a common axis. Most of the alignments are of the single row type and survive mainly in clusters on the higher ground above the more intensively used land.  In common with most other regions there is considerable difference in the lengths of the rows although most consist of relatively small numbers of mainly small and medium sized stones. In common with Dartmoor and Exmoor there are several examples where alignments are found in close proximity to each other.

Map showing the location of Mid Wales



Map showing the distribution of Mid Wales stone rows (Google My Maps). Click on map to open an interactive version permitting direct access to the individual Gazetteer entries.

Mid Wales stone rows at a glimpse

No. of alignments 23
Number of single alignments 21
Number of double alignments 2
Number of triple alignments 0
Number of multiple alignments 0
Maximum length 320m
Minimum length 3.9m
Average length 29m
Longest alignment Mynydd Llanybyther
Shortest alignment Capel Rhos
Total number of recorded stones 162
Average number of stones in each alignment 6
Alignments including small stones 12
Alignments including medium stones 17
Alignments including large stones 11
Average orientation 74°
Average altitude 375m
Highest alignment Rhos y Beddau (490m)
Lowest alignment Bryntwppa (215m)
Cairn at the top of alignment 5
Cairn at the bottom of alignment 3
Scheduled alignments 17

A summary of information for the individual stone rows can be viewed by clicking on the site names below. Further information and commentary will be added in the future.  Whilst it is believed that the existing information is accurate, mistakes inevitably occur and should you spot any your help in improving this resource would be much appreciated. Your help will of course be fully acknowledged. Please use the contact button to get in touch.


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