Ancient Sites of The Elan Valley

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Northern Parts of The Elan Valley

Cefn Bach Sites


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Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850 Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850 Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850
Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850 Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850 Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850
Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850 Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850 Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850
Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850 Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850 Carn Wen Cairn, 14m diameter, Map Ref SN90300 73850
Carn Nant Y Ffald Cairn, 12 m in diameter, Cairn has been disturbed and the central cist which has been exposed and robbed, Map Ref SN9005073970 Carn Nant Y Ffald Cairn, 12 m in diameter, Cairn has been disturbed and the central cist which has been exposed and robbed, Map Ref SN9005073970 Carn Nant Y Ffald Cairn, 12 m in diameter, Cairn has been disturbed and the central cist which has been exposed and robbed, Map Ref SN9005073970
Carn Nant Y Ffald Cairn, 12 m in diameter, Cairn has been disturbed and the central cist which has been exposed and robbed, Map Ref SN9005073970 Carn Nant Y Ffald Cairn, 12 m in diameter, Cairn has been disturbed and the central cist which has been exposed and robbed, Map Ref SN9005073970 Carn Nant Y Ffald Cairn, 12 m in diameter, Cairn has been disturbed and the central cist which has been exposed and robbed, Map Ref SN9005073970
Carn Nant Y Ffald Cairn, 12 m in diameter, Cairn has been disturbed and the central cist which has been exposed and robbed, Map Ref SN9005073970 Carn Nant Y Ffald Cairn, 12 m in diameter, Cairn has been disturbed and the central cist which has been exposed and robbed, Map Ref SN9005073970 Carn Nant Y Ffald Cairn, 12 m in diameter, Cairn has been disturbed and the central cist which has been exposed and robbed, Map Ref SN9005073970
Carn Nant Y Ffald Cairn, 12 m in diameter, Cairn has been disturbed and the central cist which has been exposed and robbed, Map Ref SN9005073970 Cerrig Llwydion Ring Cairn, 4m Diameter, Map Ref SN90678 73458 Cerrig Llwydion Ring Cairn, 4m Diameter, Map Ref SN90678 73458
Cerrig Llwydion Ring Cairn, 4m Diameter, Map Ref SN90678 73458 Cerrig Llwydion Ring Cairn, 4m Diameter, Map Ref SN90678 73458 Cerrig Llwydion Ring Cairn, 4m Diameter, Map Ref SN90678 73458
Banc Cynnydd Cairn and Banc Cynnydd Marker Cairn II. Modern marker cairn on top of a Bronze Age Cairn, Map Ref SN89227 73383 Banc Cynnydd Cairn and Banc Cynnydd Marker Cairn II. Modern marker cairn on top of a Bronze Age Cairn, Map Ref SN89227 73383 Banc Cynnydd Cairn and Banc Cynnydd Marker Cairn II. Modern marker cairn on top of a Bronze Age Cairn, Map Ref SN89227 73383
Banc Cynnydd Marker Cairn I. Modern marker cairn. Map Ref SN89286 73477 Banc Cynnydd Marker Cairn I. Modern marker cairn. Map Ref SN89286 73477 Banc Cynnydd Marker Cairn I. Modern marker cairn. Map Ref SN89286 73477
Esgair Llwyn Cairn. Map Ref SN89618 73373 Esgair Llwyn Cairn. Map Ref SN89618 73373 Esgair Llwyn Cairn. Map Ref SN89618 73373
A New Cairn recently found not far from Banc Cynnydd Cairn. Map Ref SN89173 73183 A New Cairn recently found not far from Banc Cynnydd Cairn. Map Ref SN89173 73183 A New Cairn recently found not far from Banc Cynnydd Cairn. Map Ref SN89173 73183
Rhiw Afon Cairn
9.25m in diameter
Map Ref SN90706 73875
Rhiw Afon Cairn
9.25m in diameter
Map Ref SN90706 73875
Rhiw Afon Cairn
9.25m in diameter
Map Ref SN90706 73875
Rhiw Afon Cairn
9.25m in diameter
Map Ref SN90706 73875
Rhiw Afon Cairn
9.25m in diameter
Map Ref SN90706 73875
Rhiw Afon Cairn
9.25m in diameter
Map Ref SN90706 73875
Rhiw Afon Cairn
9.25m in diameter
Map Ref SN90706 73875
Rhiw Afon Cairn
9.25m in diameter
Map Ref SN90706 73875
Rhiw Afon Cairn
9.25m in diameter
Map Ref SN90706 73875

Maen Hir Cairns, Maen Hir Stone and Cistfaen Cairns

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Cistfaen Cairns 1 and 2, Map Ref SN863 770 Cistfaen Cairn 1, a large cairn 14m in diameter, has been disturbed to make sheep shelters. Map Ref SN8636 7701 Cistfaen Cairn 2, Map Ref SN8636 7704
Cistfaen Barrow 1 with Central Cist, 8m diameter, Map Ref SN86474 76942 Cistfaen Barrow 1 with Central Cist, 8m diameter, Map Ref SN86474 76942 Cistfaen Barrow 1 with Central Cist, 8m diameter, Map Ref SN86474 76942
Cistfaen Barrow 1 with Central Cist, 8m diameter, Map Ref SN86474 76942 Cistfaen Barrow 1 with Central Cist, 8m diameter, Map Ref SN86474 76942 Cistfaen Barrow 1 with Central Cist, 8m diameter, Map Ref SN86474 76942
Cistfaen Barrow 1 with Central Cist, 8m diameter, Map Ref SN86474 76942 Cistfaen Barrow 2, 6m in diameter, map ref SN86410 76850 Cistfaen Barrow 2, 6m in diameter, map ref SN86410 76850
Cistfaen Barrow 2, 6m in diameter, map ref SN86410 76850 Cistfaen Barrow 2, 6m in diameter, map ref SN86410 76850 Cistfaen Barrow 2, 6m in diameter, map ref SN86410 76850
Cistfaen Cairn 1, a large cairn 14m in diameter, has been disturbed to make sheep shelters. Map Ref SN8636 7701 Cistfaen Cairn 1, a large cairn 14m in diameter, has been disturbed to make sheep shelters. Map Ref SN8636 7701 Cistfaen Cairn 1, a large cairn 14m in diameter, has been disturbed to make sheep shelters. Map Ref SN8636 7701
Cistfaen Cairn 1, a large cairn 14m in diameter, has been disturbed to make sheep shelters. Map Ref SN863 6770 Cistfaen Cairn 1, a large cairn 14m in diameter, has been disturbed to make sheep shelters. Map Ref SN863 6770 Cistfaen Cairn 1, a large cairn 14m in diameter, has been disturbed to make sheep shelters. Map Ref SN863 6770
Cistfaen Cairn 1, a large cairn 14m in diameter, has been disturbed to make sheep shelters. Map Ref SN8636 7701 Cistfaen Cairn 2, Map Ref SN8636 7704 Cistfaen Cairn 2, Map Ref SN8636 7704
Cistfaen Cairn 2, Map Ref SN8636 7704 Cistfaen Cairn 2, Map Ref SN8636 7704 Cistfaen Cairn 2 with Cistfaen Cairn 1 in the background, Map Ref SN8636 7704
Cistfaen Cairn 2, Map Ref SN8636 7704 Cistfaen Cairn 3, Map Ref SN8636 7706 Maen Hir Stone, A large stone which was knocked down to make way for road, It would be great to see this stone put back up. Map Ref SN85594 75771
Maen Hir Stone, A large stone which was knocked down to make way for road, It would be great to see this stone put back up. Map Ref SN85594 75771 Maen Hir Stone, A large stone which was knocked down to make way for road, It would be great to see this stone put back up. Map Ref SN85594 75771 Maen Hir Stone, A large stone which was knocked down to make way for road, It would be great to see this stone put back up. Map Ref SN85594 75771
Maen Hir Stone, A large stone which was knocked down to make way for road, It would be great to see this stone put back up. Map Ref SN85594 75771 Maen Hir Cairn, Map Ref SN85768 75944 Maen Hir Cairn, Map Ref SN85768 75944
Maen Hir Cairn, Map Ref SN85768 75944 Maen Hir Cairn, Map Ref SN85768 75944 Maen Hir Cairn, Map Ref SN85768 75944
Maen Hir Cairn, Map Ref SN85768 75944 Maen Hir Cairn, Map Ref SN85768 75944 Maen Hir Cairn, Map Ref SN85768 75944
Maen Hir Cairn 2, Map Ref SN85811 75943 Maen Hir Cairn 2, Map Ref SN85811 75943 Maen Hir Cairn 2, Map Ref SN85811 75943
Maen Hir Cairn 3, Map Ref SN85779 75993 Maen Hir Cairn 3, Map Ref SN85779 75993 Maen Hir Cairn 3, Map Ref SN85779 75993
Maen Hir Cairn 3, Map Ref SN85779 75993 Maen Hir Cairn 3, Map Ref SN85779 75993 Maen Hir Cairn 3, Map Ref SN85779 75993
Maen Hir Cairn 4, Map Ref SN85729 75914 Maen Hir Cairn 4, Map Ref SN85729 75914 Maen Hir Cairn 4, Map Ref SN85729 75914
Maen Hir Cairn 4, Map Ref SN85729 75914 Maen Hir Cairn 4, Map Ref SN85729 75914 Maen Hir Cairn 4, Map Ref SN85729 75914
Maen Hir Cairn 4, Map Ref SN85729 75914 Maen Hir Cairn 4, Map Ref SN85729 75914 Maen Hir Cairn 4, Map Ref SN85729 75914
Maen Hir Cairn 5, Map Ref SN85779 75993 Glan Fedwen Cairn I, Map Ref SN86147 75852 Glan Fedwen Cairn I, Map Ref SN86147 75852
Glan Fedwen Cairn II, Map Ref SN86020 75877 Glan Fedwen Cairn II, Map Ref SN86020 75877
Cistfaen Cairn 1, a large cairn 14m in diameter, has been disturbed to make sheep shelters. Map Ref SN8636770 Cistfaen Cairn 1, a large cairn 14m in diameter, has been disturbed to make sheep shelters. Map Ref SN8636770 Cistfaen Cairn 2, Map Ref SN86367704
Talcen Yr Esgair Cairn, Bronze Age
2.5m in diameter
Map Ref SN85123 75124
Possible hut or cairn on Esgair Las
4m in diameter.
Map Ref SN85131 75619
Possible hut or cairn on Esgair Las
4m in diameter.
Map Ref SN85131 75619
Bryn Glas Cairn, Bronze Age
4m in diameter
Map Ref SN8534174937
Bryn Glas Cairn, Bronze Age
4m in diameter
Map Ref SN8534174937
Possible Cairn On Banc Cerrig Fendigaid
Map Ref SN85117 74426

Penrhiw-Wen Sites

Penrhiw-Wen is just off the old Aberystwyth Mountain Road and has two Standing Stones - Maen Serth / Esgair Dderw Standing Stone and Maengwyngweddw Stone, (The White Widow). One Cairn - Clap yr Arian Cairn, two other cairns were destroyed for road metalling some time ago, a bronze age axe was found at one of the cairns. All three sites are a short walk away from the road and are the easiest sites to get to in The Elan Valley.

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Maen Serth / Esgair Dderw Standing Stone, 2.1m high
Map Ref SN943 698. In 1176 two local princes Einion Clyd and Morgan ap Meredydd were returning from the Great Eisteddfod in Cardigan, held by the Lord Rhys, Prince of South Wales to celebrate the completion of Cardigan Castle, when they were ambushed and killed by the soldiers of Roger Mortimer, Earl of Wigmore, who had designs on their land. Tradition has it that they were killed here at Maenserth, known locally as the Princes Stone.
Maen Serth / Esgair Dderw Standing Stone, 2.1m high
Map Ref SN943 698. In 1176 two local princes Einion Clyd and Morgan ap Meredydd were returning from the Great Eisteddfod in Cardigan, held by the Lord Rhys, Prince of South Wales to celebrate the completion of Cardigan Castle, when they were ambushed and killed by the soldiers of Roger Mortimer, Earl of Wigmore, who had designs on their land. Tradition has it that they were killed here at Maenserth, known locally as the Princes Stone.
Maen Serth / Esgair Dderw Standing Stone, 2.1m high
Map Ref SN943 698. In 1176 two local princes Einion Clyd and Morgan ap Meredydd were returning from the Great Eisteddfod in Cardigan, held by the Lord Rhys, Prince of South Wales to celebrate the completion of Cardigan Castle, when they were ambushed and killed by the soldiers of Roger Mortimer, Earl of Wigmore, who had designs on their land. Tradition has it that they were killed here at Maenserth, known locally as the Princes Stone.
Maen Serth / Esgair Dderw Standing Stone, 2.1m high, Map Ref SN943 698. In 1176 two local princes Einion Clyd and Morgan ap Meredydd were returning from the Great Eisteddfod in Cardigan, held by the Lord Rhys, Prince of South Wales to celebrate the completion of Cardigan Castle, when they were ambushed and killed by the soldiers of Roger Mortimer, Earl of Wigmore, who had designs on their land. Tradition has it that they were killed here at Maenserth, known locally as the Princes Stone. Maen Serth / Esgair Dderw Standing Stone, 2.1m high, Map Ref SN943 698. In 1176 two local princes Einion Clyd and Morgan ap Meredydd were returning from the Great Eisteddfod in Cardigan, held by the Lord Rhys, Prince of South Wales to celebrate the completion of Cardigan Castle, when they were ambushed and killed by the soldiers of Roger Mortimer, Earl of Wigmore, who had designs on their land. Tradition has it that they were killed here at Maenserth, known locally as the Princes Stone. Maen Serth / Esgair Dderw Standing Stone, 2.1m high, Map Ref SN943 698. In 1176 two local princes Einion Clyd and Morgan ap Meredydd were returning from the Great Eisteddfod in Cardigan, held by the Lord Rhys, Prince of South Wales to celebrate the completion of Cardigan Castle, when they were ambushed and killed by the soldiers of Roger Mortimer, Earl of Wigmore, who had designs on their land. Tradition has it that they were killed here at Maenserth, known locally as the Princes Stone.
Maengwyngweddw Stone, (The White Widow) Bronze Age Standing Stone. Quartz boulder 0.76m high. Map Ref SN925 705 Maengwyngweddw Stone, (The White Widow) Bronze Age Standing Stone. Quartz boulder 0.76m high. Map Ref SN925 705 Maengwyngweddw Stone, (The White Widow) Bronze Age Standing Stone. Quartz boulder 0.76m high. Map Ref SN925 705
Maengwyngweddw Stone, (The White Widow) Bronze Age Standing Stone. Quartz boulder 0.76m high. Map Ref SN925 705 Maengwyngweddw Stone, (The White Widow) Bronze Age Standing Stone. Quartz boulder 0.76m high. Map Ref SN925 705 Maengwyngweddw Stone, (The White Widow) Bronze Age Standing Stone. Quartz boulder 0.76m high. Map Ref SN925 705
Clap yr Arian Cairn, Bronze Age Round barrow, 16m diam, 8 kerb stones visible on W side. In 1910 a stone axe-hammer was found nearby, there were two other cairns nearby but destroyed for road metalling. Map Ref SN936 699 Clap yr Arian Cairn, Bronze Age Round barrow, 16m diam, 8 kerb stones visible on W side. In 1910 a stone axe-hammer was found nearby, there were two other cairns nearby but destroyed for road metalling. Map Ref SN936 699 Clap yr Arian Cairn, Bronze Age Round barrow, 16m diam, 8 kerb stones visible on W side. In 1910 a stone axe-hammer was found nearby, there were two other cairns nearby but destroyed for road metalling. Map Ref SN936 699
Clap yr Arian Cairn, Bronze Age Round barrow, 16m diam, 8 kerb stones visible on W side. In 1910 a stone axe-hammer was found nearby, there were two other cairns nearby but destroyed for road metalling. Map Ref SN936 699 Clap yr Arian Cairn, Bronze Age Round barrow, 16m diam, 8 kerb stones visible on W side. In 1910 a stone axe-hammer was found nearby, there were two other cairns nearby but destroyed for road metalling. Map Ref SN936 699 Beaker-type stone axe dating from the early Bronze Age. The stone is spotted blue Dolerite and was found between two upright stones at the centre of one of the Clap Yr Arian cairns. Been made of Dolerite stone is edivence it must have been carried here from the Presely mountains of Pembrokeshire. This axe is on display at the Radnorshire Museum in Llandrindod Wells.

Blaen Y Clawdd Du Cairns


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Blaen Clawdd Du Cairn and Marker Cairn
8m diameter
Map Ref SN87769 75170
Blaen Clawdd Du Cairn and Marker Cairn
8m diameter
Map Ref SN87769 75170
Blaen Clawdd Du Cairn and Marker Cairn
8m diameter
Map Ref SN87769 75170
Blaen Clawdd Du Cairn and Marker Cairn
8m diameter
Map Ref SN87769 75170
Blaen Clawdd Du Cairn and Marker Cairn
8m diameter
Map Ref SN87769 75170
Blaen Clawdd Du Cairn and Marker Cairn
8m diameter
Map Ref SN87769 75170
Blaen Clawdd Du Cairn and Marker Cairn
8m diameter
Map Ref SN87769 75170
Blaen Clawdd Du Cairn and Marker Cairn
8m diameter
Map Ref SN87769 75170
Blaen Clawdd Du Cairn and Marker Cairn
8m diameter
Map Ref SN87769 75170
Carn Y Groes Cairn, may be a prehistoric Cairn
12 m in diameter
Map Ref 88070 76450
Carn Y Groes Cairn, may be a prehistoric Cairn
12 m in diameter
Map Ref 88070 76450
Carn Y Groes Cairn, may be a prehistoric Cairn
12 m in diameter
Map Ref 88070 76450
Carn Y Groes Cairn, may be a prehistoric Cairn
12 m in diameter
Map Ref 88070 76450
Carn Y Groes Cairn, may be a prehistoric Cairn
12 m in diameter
Map Ref 88070 76450
Carn Y Groes Cairn, may be a prehistoric Cairn
12 m in diameter
Map Ref 88070 76450
Carn Y Groes Cairn, may be a prehistoric Cairn
12 m in diameter
Map Ref 88070 76450
Carn Y Groes Cairn, may be a prehistoric Cairn
12 m in diameter
Map Ref 88070 76450
Carn Y Groes Cairn, may be a prehistoric Cairn
12 m in diameter
Map Ref 88070 76450
Carn Y Groes cairn, unknown age
Map Ref 880 767
Carn Y Groes cairn, unknown age
Map Ref 880 767
Carn Y Groes cairn, unknown age
Map Ref 880 767
Carn Y Groes cairn, unknown age
Map Ref 880 767
Carn Y Groes cairn, unknown age
Map Ref 880 767
Esgair Clochfan Cairn
Map Ref SN88450 77230


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