Ty-Mathiau

Location

Wales Carmarthenshire Rest of Wales SN 3548 3452
Lat 51.9847197   Long -4.397168196

 

Plan of the three stones at Ty-Mathiau. Source: Google Earth.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 71m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 68° Altitude: 269m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Unlikely. Since the site was discovered by the Royal Commission in 2007 the two northern stones have been removed. Only the southern stone remains and this is recumbent. There is no evidence that these stones were ever upright and they are more likely to represent glacial erratics than fallen prehistoric standing stones. The Royal Commission photographs of the area show that other stones in the vicinity had already been cleared from the northern field prior to 2007 and therefore the original disposition of stones in the area is not known. There is therefore not sufficient evidence to support a prehistoric stone row interpretation.

Online Resources 

Coflein     Archwilio

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