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Old Moorland Stones

By woodini254    
Gors Fawr Stone Circle is situated on a flat plateau of rough pasture just to the west of a minor road leading from Mynachlog-ddu to Llandre-Isaf. The name translates as 'great wasteland or marsh'.
The stone circle consists of a 22 metre ring of sixteen low stones and although their height gradually rises towards the south of the circle the tallest stones only reach about 1.4 metres in height. As a consequence the site sits fairly inconspicuously in the modern landscape as it probably did when it was constructed either in the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age. There is a suggestion that an entrance existed on the eastern side of the circle while two fallen outlying stones, one a little further east and one to the west may have been related to the circle.
At a distance of 134 metres to the northeast are a pair of standing stones - one of which is known locally as the 'Dreaming Stone' which may have been physically linked to the circle by a stone avenue. Both of these outliers are taller than the circle stones with one measuring 1.9 metres and the other 1.7 metres in height. The pair are set 14 metres apart and could be said to form a southwest to northeast alignment which has led some to suggest that they could point to the midsummer sunrise over the nearby hill of Foel Dyrch.


Tags: Monument Black and white Stone circle Prehistoric Bronze age Neolithic monument Prehistoric monument Gorse Fawr Stone Circle Mynachlog-ddu

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Comments


Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2020 12:18PM
Awe-inspiring rural composition. Love the little cloud... The image was a good result in mono.
Isabel GrinGrin
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
7 Oct 2020 12:44PM
Fine shot with a good composition.

Arne Smile
ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2020 2:29PM
Lovely and works so well in mono.
Tony
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2020 5:37PM
Always a touch of mystery with groups of stones.
The little cloud and what looks like a falling star add to the unknown!
KateGrin
7 Oct 2020 5:58PM
Great composition with atmosphere. Your write up adds so much more to the image. Very informative. Debs

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