St. David’s Head

Location

Wales Pembrokeshire Rest of Wales SM 72929 28218
Lat 51.906095   Long -5.3024783

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 26m
No. of stones: 9 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 119° Altitude: 53m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Prehistoric field system
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: PE093

Identification

Category: Unlikely. This line of large stones looks like a stone row, however survey work and aerial photographs clearly demonstrate that it is walling forming part of a prehistoric coaxial field system. There is the very slightest of possibilities that these stones were incorporated into the field system and therefore represent the remains of an earlier stone row. However given that similar sized stones are also found within other parts of the field system we can be confident on the basis of available evidence that this feature is a field wall which is of a much more substantial character because particularly large stones were available to the builders of the fields in this area. Similar lengths of field wall survive on Dartmoor.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Coflein     Archwilio

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