Mynydd Llanybyther

Destroyed3

Location

Wales Carmarthenshire Mid Wales SN 55061 39545
Lat 52.03527778   Long -4.11444444

Plan of Mynydd Llanybyther stone row (Source: description in Royal Commission Volume

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 320m
No. of stones: 8 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 90° Altitude: 351m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Cairn and standing stone
Notes: Destroyed. Formally scheduled.

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Probable. A detailed description of this row published by the Royal Commission in 1917 indicates that there was a line of stones at this location. unfortunately, despite being scheduled as an ancient monument the row was destroyed by afforestation. This combined with the fact that the stones lay close to a road means that there is inevitably some doubt concerning the authenticity of this row and a probable identification therefore seems most appropriate.

Individual Stones

Plan showing the position of the numbered stones described below (Source: Royal Commission Inventory)

Stone 1 measured 0.51m long, 0.10m wide and 0.25m high.

Stone 2 measured 0.41m long, 0.08m wide and 0.20m high.

Stone 3 measured 0.84m long, 0.30m wide and 0.94m high.

Stone 4 measured 0.69m long, 0.10m wide and 0.51m high.

Stone 5 measured 0.48m long, 0.10m wide and 0.30m high.

Stone 6 measured 0.33m long, 0.08m wide and 0.15m high.

Stone 7 measured 0.46m long, 0.41m wide and 0.41m high.

Stone 8 measured 0.38m long, 0.10m wide and 0.20m high.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Archwilio     Royal Commission Inventory (No. 604)

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 225.

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