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Rhos y Gelynnen Stone Row

A Scheduled Monument in Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy), Powys

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Latitude: 52.2549 / 52°15'17"N

Longitude: -3.6051 / 3°36'18"W

OS Eastings: 290535

OS Northings: 263075

OS Grid: SN905630

Mapcode National: GBR YD.02DG

Mapcode Global: VH5CV.GLH7

Entry Name: Rhos y Gelynnen Stone Row

Scheduled Date: 31 October 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3923

Cadw Legacy ID: RD195

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone Row

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of a stone row, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and stands on the summit of Rhos y Gelynnen, forming an important element in a wider prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. The Rhos y Gelynnen Stone Row comprises a row of five standing stones aligned east to west, three upright and two fallen. The total length of the row is 9.1m.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Stone rows are often part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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