Meini-Gwyn

Location

Wales Carmarthenshire Rest of Wales SN 45981 26102
Lat 51.912094   Long -4.240616

Plan showing the relative position of the stones at Meini Gwyn (Source: Google Earth).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 150m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 95° Altitude: 271m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairn
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Uncertain. It is very likely that these stones owe their positions to prehistoric activity. However it is unclear whether they originally formed part of a stone row. The minimum deviation from straight would have been 30° providing there was a shift of alignment at the middle stone. Rows are known (eg, Shap) where a deviation greater than this has been recorded and therefore the stones could have formed part of a stone row. However because only three stones survive there really is currently not enough evidence to support a stone row identification. It is possible or even likely that this site represents a stone pair and solitary standing stone.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Coflein     Archwilio     Archwilio     Archwilio

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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