Court stone row 2

View from the east (Scale 1m).

A probable single stone row measuring 8.7m long, including 4 medium and large-sized stones situated on a flat-topped ridge. All of the stones are recumbent and the row is orientated ENE to WSW. A pair of stones NNE of the row may be broadly contemporary and directly associated. Another probable row exists in the vicinity.

Location

Wales Powys Mid Wales SO 08900 56952
Lat 52.203207    Long –3.334504 

Map showing the location of Court 2 stone row

Plan of Court 2 stone row (Source: survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:200).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 8.7m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Medium and large
Orientation: 72° Altitude: 309m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Standing stone or stone pair.
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: RD224

Interpretation

Category: Probable. The ruinous condition of this site means that it is not possible to be certain that this group of stones represent the remains of a prehistoric stone row. It could represent a natural outcrop or the much truncated remains of another form of monument.  On balance however, on the basis of the existing evidence a stone row interpretation seems probable.


Typology

This stone row is of Type S3. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Photographs

View from east (Scale 1m).

View from north east showing the positions of the numbered stones and the nearby Court 1 stone row (Scale 1m).

This stone row appears to have pointed at the nearby Court 2 stone row.  View from above and ENE (Scale 1m).

View from above and west (Scale 1m).

View from above and west (Scale 1m).

View from above and north west (Scale 1m).

A short distance NNE of the row are a pair of stones.  A large recumbent one and a smaller stone which appears to have been set on edge. The smaller stone looks like a packing stone but its position relative to the large stone suggests that it may have been separate and these stones should therefore be viewed as a mismatched pair of outliers. 

View from the outliers (stones 5 and 6) showing the location of the stone rows at Court. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Individual Stones

Plan showing the position of the numbered stones.

Stone 1 measures 2.2m long by 0.90m wide and is up to 0.90m above the ground surface. View from south west (Scale 1m).

Stone 2 (to the left of the ranging rod) measures 0.85m long by 0.80m wide and is up to 0.26m above the ground surface. View from east (Scale 1m).

Stone 3 (beside the ranging rod) measures 0.76m long by 0.29m wide and is up to 0.33m above the ground surface. View from south west (Scale 1m).

Stone 4 (in the foreground) measures 0.59m long by 0.42m wide and is up to 0.34m above the ground surface. View from east (Scale 1m).

Stone 5 (large slab) measures 2m long by 0.9m wide and is up to 0.4m above the ground surface. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Stone 6 (small edge set slab) measures 0.26m long by 0.11m wide and stands up to 0.28m high. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Limited car parking is available at SO 08425 56739. From here head north eastward across the open moorland. A GPS might help you pin point the position of the row.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Coflein     Archwilio


Timeline

VISITED:- 22nd August 2018

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 15th March 2019

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