A probable single stone row that measured 44m long, included five small and medium stones situated on a ridge. The row was orientated north to south west and has not been seen since the construction of a wind farm. The location given for the row lies under a wind farm access road.
|Wales||Powys||Mid Wales||SN 93689 74584|
|Lat 52.358968 Long -3.5625295|
Map showing the location of Gwastad stone row.
|Type: Single||Length: 44m|
|No. of stones: 5||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 0°||Altitude: 442m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: No|
|Context: Cairn and cist|
|Notes: This row has not been since the windfarm was built. The pre-development map showing the position of this site indicates that it was situated at the same location as a road leading to a wind turbine. There is no record of any mitigation. The loss of a stone row in this way within the formal planning process after it had been identified is lamentable. It has been suggested that the grid reference given by its finders may have been wrong but seems unlikely given that they produced a map of the sites in the area. For the moment this site should be considered as destroyed.|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Probable. The photographs available on the Archwilio page certainly seem to confirm that this was a stone row. The failure to investigate the site properly prior to its destruction means that an element of uncertainty inevitably remains.
This stone row is of Type S7. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
VISITED:- Not visited
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 18th March 2019