View from the south east.
A single stone row measuring at least 911m long, including at least eight large-sized orthostats situated on south and west facing slopes. Unequal spacing indicates that it is very likely that many more have been removed. The row is orientated ESE to WNW, has both sea and landscape reveals and may even have once extended further eastward. Traditionally the row has been seen as consisting of the four western stones which are set relatively close together.
|Wales||Pembrokeshire||Rest of Wales||SM 99856 35935|
|Lat 51.98567364 Long –4.91617176|
Map showing the location of Parc y Meirw stone row.
Simplified plan of the Parc y Meirw stone row.
The best preserved length of the row before it was partially incorporated into a field bank. Signed by J.T. Bright (1835 -1911). In the 1860’s J.T. Bright was incarcerated in Bodmin Mental Asylum. This illustration was probably produced in the 1850’s.
|Type: Single||Length: 911m|
|No. of stones: 8||Size of stones: Large only|
|Orientation: 108°||Altitude: 190m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|Public Access: Part|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: PE126, PE505 and PE506|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric identification of this row , although its eastern extension is perhaps best regarded as probable.
This stone row is of Type S8. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
The western end of the row can be viewed from the road at SM 99905 35910.
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.
VISITED:- 3rd February 2016
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 4th October 2020