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Newly discovered stone row in South Wales

November 5, 2022

The Stone Rows of Great Britain

Looking north along the lower part of the row © Alan Richards.

In 2013 whilst out walking in the area Alan Richards found a row of stones at Graig Fawr. Recently he approached us to see what we thought about them. A site visit on the 12th August 2021 confirmed the presence of at least 96 small and medium sized stones leading away from a ring cairn towards Twyn Tyle – a prominent hill. The row measures 1049m long and has a very similar character and plan form to its nearest neighbour at Bancbryn. The most convincing aspect is the pronounced shift of orientation at the upper end to incorporate three conjoined cairns into the alignment. The relationship between the cairns and row indicates that the row was built after the terminal cairn. The row forms the focus of a ritual complex including a large numbers of cairns…

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