Rest of Wales

Waun Oer WPP1070477

Waun Oer in Snowdonia has extensive views of the sea.

The stone rows in the parts of Wales beyond the clusters in the Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales vary considerably, but all consist of at least three stones aligned along a common axis. Most of the alignments are of the single row type but a pair of multiple alignments in North Wales share more characteristics with those in Northern Scotland than anywhere else in Britain.  The stone size and numbers within the alignments varies considerably as does their lengths and some are directly associated with cairns.

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Map showing the location of rest of Wales stone rows. Click on map to open an interactive version permitting direct access to the individual Gazetteer entries.

Rest of Wales stone alignments at a glimpse

No. of alignments 19
Number of single alignments 19
Number of double alignments 0
Number of triple alignments 0
Number of multiple alignments 0
Maximum length 1898m
Minimum length 5m
Average length 267m
Longest row Fonllech
Shortest row Arthog Standing Stones
Total number of recorded stones 429
Average number of stones in each row 20
Alignments including small stones 9
Alignments including medium stones 8
Alignments including large stones 13
Average orientation 76°
Average altitude 206m
Highest row Mynydd Clywedog (475m)
Lowest row Borth Wen (5m)
Cairn at the top of alignment 3
Cairn at the bottom of alignment 2
Scheduled alignments 14

A summary of information for the individual stone rows can be viewed by clicking on the site names below. Further information and commentary will be added in the future.  Whilst it is believed that the existing information is accurate, mistakes inevitably occur and should you spot any your help in improving this resource would be much appreciated. Your help will of course be fully acknowledged. Please use the contact button to get in touch.

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