Gwastad

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.

Location

Wales Powys Mid Wales SN 93689 74584
Lat 52.358968   Long -3.5625295

Map showing the location of Gwastad stone row.

Characteristics

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.

Other Information

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

Identification

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.


Typology

This stone row is of Type S7. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Online Resources 

Coflein     Archwilio


Timeline

VISITED:- Not visited

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 18th March 2019

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