Disgwylfa Fach

The northern stones. View from the north.

A probable single stone row measuring 14.6m long, including 8 small and medium-sized stones situated on a south facing slope. The stones measure up to 0.67m high but most are much smaller, and one is recumbent. The stones towards the southern end of the row are much closer together and are separated from the northern pair by a gap. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and stands in an area with broadly contemporary standing stone, cairns and another stone row.

Location

Wales Ceredigion Mid Wales SN 7309 8360
Lat 52.435596   Long -3.86826

Map showing the location of Disgwylfa Fach stone row.

 

Disgwylfa Fach plan (Source: Survey by Sandy Gerrard and Sophie Smith)

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 14.6m
No. of stones: 8 Size of stones: Small and medium
Tallest stone: 0.67m Shortest stone: 0.13m
Orientation: 15° Altitude: 311m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Standing stone and cairn
Notes:  Largest stone is a quartz boulder.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Probable. This looks like a stone row although the possibility of it being the much truncated remains of a field boundary cannot be entirely discounted.  On balance the stone row explanation seems to fit the field evidence best.


Typology

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


Photographs

View from above and north. White arrow denotes southern end of the row.

Looking south along the row (Scale 1m).

The northern stones. View from the north east (Scale 1m). 

The northern stones. View from the south (Scale 1m). 

The stones forming the southern part of the alignment are obscured by vegetation. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Looking north along the row (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Limited road verge car parking is available at SN 72829 83600. From here walk up the farm track to SN 72866 83754. Head east following the fence and cross the small stream. The ground is very uneven so take care. Once across the stream head south east towards the row.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Coflein     Archwilio


Timeline

VISITED:- 21st March 2016

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 9th March 2019

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