Hafod y Dre

Hafod y dre

Copyright: Paul Blades. Original available at Megalithic Portal.


Wales Conwy Rest of Wales SH 88533 53711
Lat 53.06896   Long -3.665114



Type: Uncertain Multiple rows Length: 65m
No. of stones: 87 Size of stones: Only small
Orientation: 112.5° Altitude: 370m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Cairn
Notes:  There must be a strong possibility that the Hafod y Dre stone rows were formed by periglacial activity. The nearby site at Hafod y Garreg was almost certainly formed by this natural phenomenon and it therefore follows that this is probably the case with this site. This explanation fits the evidence much better than the idea that this represents a multiple stone row of the type only otherwise found in Caithness and Sutherland. Excavation would rapidly confirm or refute this interpretation.  The identification of a pair of multiple stone rows on a single hillside in this part of Wales has always been seen as an extraordinary anomaly and aerial photographs showing patterned ground in this area provides an alternative and much more plausible explanation. On the basis of available evidence this stone row should therefore be considered as uncertain.

Other Information

Public Access:  No
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: DE095

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