Bryn-y-Maen

View from the south west of the row and barrow beyond (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring 16.44m long, including 5 medium and large-sized stones situated on the brow of a north west facing slope. The row is orientated north east to south west and points towards the western side of a nearby substantial cairn. The southernmost stone has at least two cup-marks carved into its upper face.

Location

Wales Powys Mid Wales SO 15626 56808
Lat 52.202989    Long -3.236088

Map showing the location of Bryn-y-Maen stone row.

Plan of Bryn-y-Maen stone row and associated cairn (Source:- derived from Bings Maps and fieldwork).

Plan of Bryn-y-Maen stone row  (Source: survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:100). Recumbent stones are highlighted green.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 16.44m
No. of stones: 5 Size of stones: Medium and large
Orientation: 35° Altitude: 410m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  No?
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: RD069

Identification

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

Photographs

Copyright: Christopher Bickerton. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

The stone row and cairn. View from south (Scale 1m).

Looking north east along the row . The row points towards the western side of the cairn (Scale 1m).

The four stones nearest the cairn.  View from south west. It is possible that the row once extended closer to the barrow but there is currently no evidence to support this idea.

There are are widespread views towards the north west, but they are much more restricted in other directions. View from south east showing the four northernmost stones.

View from north.

Individual Stones

Plan showing the position of the numbered stones.

Stone 1 measures 1.23m long by 0.66m wide and stands up to 0.18m above the ground surface. View from east (Scale 1m).

Two small hollows in the southern part of the upper face of stone 1 are likely to represent cup-marks. View from east.

 

Stone 1 represents the southern end of the row. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Stone 2 measures 1.75m long by 1m wide and stands up to 0.68m above the ground surface. View from south west (Scale 1m).

Stone 2 would have originally stood over 1m tall. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Stone 3 (on the right) measures 1m long by 0.70m wide and stands up to 0.80m high. Stone 4 stands on the left. View from north west (Scale 1m).

Stone 3. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Stone 4 (left of ranging rod) measures 0.84m long by 0.60m wide and stands up to 0.71m high. Stone 3 is on the right. View from north west (Scale 1m).

Stone 4 in the foreground with stones 1 – 3 beyond.  View from north (Scale 1m).

Stone 5 measures 0.63m long by 0.30m wide and stands up to 0.48m above the ground surface. View from north (Scale 1m).

Stone 5. View from east (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at SO 14667 57391. From here walk north east along the road verge to SO 14759 57445. Carefully cross the road and walk up the farm road which takes you straight to the row.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Coflein     Archwilio

Other References

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.


Timeline

VISITED:- 21st August 2018

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 2nd November 2018

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