Skomer Island

Location

Wales Pembrokeshire Rest of Wales SM 71622 09113
Lat 51.73406021   Long -5.308884756

Bing Maps aerial photograph showing that this alignment of stones is a relict field boundary. The boundary to the north also consists partly of large rocks. It is noteworthy that the orthostatic field wall that has been identified as a possible stone row runs parallel to another boundary to the east.

Characteristics

Type: Not a stone row Length: ?m
No. of stones: ? Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: ?° Altitude: 66m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Prehistoric settlement
Notes: The Bing Map aerial photograph clearly shows that this alignment of stones is a field boundary. It lies parallel to another boundary to the east and the shift in alignment is too sudden and great for a prehistoric stone row. Whilst it should be acknowledged that the field system could have taken its orientation from an earlier stone row there is currently no evidence to support this interpretation and therefore the stone row interpretation should be considered invalid.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: PE181

Online Resources 

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