Afon Hyddgen

Afon Hyddgen1

View south westward along the row.

Location

Wales Powys Mid Wales SN 78086 89437
Lat 52.48887164   Long -3.796855873

 

Plan2

Plan of Afon Hyddgen stone alignment (Source: Survey by Sandy Gerrard and Sophie Smith).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 7m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Small and medium
Tallest stone: 0.70m Shortest stone: 0.13
Orientation: 40° Altitude: 351.7m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns
Notes: Three upright stones and one recumbent. Aligned on a cairn situated 235m to the south west at  NGR SN 77931 89237.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: MG309

Identification

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


Viewshed

Afon Hyddgen viewshed

(Source: www.heywhatsthat.com)

There are relatively restricted views from the stone row, with the most extensive being towards the south west. The cairn on the distant summit of Disgwlfa Fawr is at the limit of visibility and is framed between the nearer hill of Drosgol on the west and Yr Helfa Las on the east.

Afon Hyddgen2

Photographs

Afon Hyddgen

View from the north east (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Limited car parking is available at SN 77493 87958. Follow road on foot northward to SN 78298 89033. Turn left and follow path towards the bridge at SN 77968 89127. Climb the steep slope and then make your way across open moorland to the row.


Online Resources 

Modern Antiquarian     Coflein     Archwilio

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