Cefn Gwernffrwd Row II

Site of the stone row. Dense vegetation means that the row has not been seen since the 1970’s. The adjacent barrow is still clearly visible but even the stone circle is difficult to see during the summer months. View from north (Scale 1m).

A possible single stone row measuring 4.5m long, including three small-sized stones situated near the summit of a ridge. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and stands between a stone circle and barrow. Another stone row and ring barrow survive in the vicinity.


Wales Carmarthenshire Mid Wales SN 73700 49328
Lat 52.127788   Long -3.846446

Map showing the location of Cefn Gwernffrwd Row 2


Simplified plan from Royal Commission 1975 survey. Original available here.


Type: Single Length: 4.5m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only small
Orientation: 120° Altitude: 412m
Upper end: Stone circle Lower end: Cairn
Straight (Yes or No)  : Yes Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: CM218


Category: Possible. This row is known only from a survey carried out by the Royal Commission in 1975. Dense vegetation means that it is no longer visible and the possibility should be acknowledged that it was a fortuitous arrangement of sub-surface stone.  This said this site should, given its location relative to a barrow and stone circle, until further evidence is available be considered as a possible stone row.


This stone row is of Type S1. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


View of the barrow from the east (Scale 1m).  The ranging rod is standing on the approximate location of the row.

View from the stone circle next to the row showing the relative position of this site to stone row 1.

During the summer months the stone circle is completely hidden beneath a thick blanket of molinia.

Access Information

Car parking is available at SN 73866 51538. From here walk down the road to SN 73788 51562 and then follow the track/bridleway to SN 73962 50206. Enter the forest and follow the forest tracks to SN 73622 49408. The stone rows, cairns and stone circle are on your left. The sites are situated within a clearing in a working forest and from time to time access maybe denied when works are being carried out.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Coflein     Archwilio     Survey Report

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.


VISITED:- 2nd September 2018

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 9th March 2019

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