|Wales||Powys||Mid Wales||SN 93030 95050|
|Lat 52.5427368 Long -3.57880799|
Plan of Esgair Draenllwyn stone setting. Source: Jones, N.W. and Owen, W.G., 1999 (CPAT Report 315).
|Type: Stone setting||Length: 5.4m|
|No. of stones: 3||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: No|
|Notes: Excavated. Stones set in very shallow sockets. No dating evidence.|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: MG297|
Category: Unlikely. This site was originally identified by CPAT as a possible stone row. Survey and excavation has confirmed that there is no evidence to support this interpretation. The excavation revealed that the stones are all set within shallow sockets whilst a fourth stone which is now missing had been set in a more substantial hole. The excavators have suggested that given the ephemeral character of the sockets that the three standing stones were erected fairly recently. Whilst this interpretation cannot be entirely dismissed it is perhaps more likely that these stones were raised in prehistoric times. It is known from elsewhere (e.g. Butterdon Hill and Colvannick) that much larger standing stones were erected in shallow sockets and therefore the absence of deep sockets does not preclude a prehistoric date. The excavations did however confirm that this is very unlikely to be the remains of a stone row.