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Gorse Fawr Stone Circle

By woodini254    
These are the two outlying standing stones that is part of Gors Fawr Stone Circle.

The 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 north-east are a pair of standing stones, one of which is known locally as the 'Dreaming Stone' - that 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 south-west to north-east alignment which has lead some to suggest that they could point to the midsummer sunrise over the nearby hill of Foel Dyrch.
Gors Fawr stands on a moor close to the village of Mynachlog-ddu in the shadow of the Preseli Mountains. The circle of 16 blue stones form an egg-shaped ring and antiquarian reports indicate that there was once an avenue leading to the two outliers, which are found to the north-north-east.

Tags: Mono Wales Monochrome Standing stones Pembrokeshire Stone circles Landscape and travel Prehistoric monument Mynachlog-ddu Gors Fawr Stone Circle

Voters: mike9005, richmowil, woolybill1 and 29 more



31 Jan 2023 6:00PM
A dramatic capture, Rich.

31 Jan 2023 6:48PM
So informative Rich and such an atmospheric image. Debs
davyskid 6 2 Scotland
31 Jan 2023 6:49PM
Stunning mono with those storm clouds ! Rich. Wink
cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2023 9:22PM
Such a dramatic composition, the sky and tones are wonderful Rich.

31 Jan 2023 9:29PM
That is such a dramatic image Rich. Fascinating narrative too.

dales Plus
7 13 Australia
31 Jan 2023 9:36PM
It would be so good to know the full history of these such formations Rich , excellent moody image and write up.
2 Feb 2023 3:07AM
Absolutely fantastic image Rich, very dramatic!

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