CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 721 - Cerrig Caerau stone circle
Scheduled Ancient Monument Mg066(POW)

NGR :- SH90280050 (SH90SW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- Bronze Age - Stone circle (Structure - Near intact )

A circle of nine stones with a 22.2m diameter and 69.7m perimeter. Five of the stones are probably in their original position. There are two small stones not on the circle.

Has eight large stones which Burl states have fallen but five of these are boulder like and lie with their centres exactly on a circle and the remainder are long stones with their ends on the circle. Possibly only these last three have fallen and the other five are in situ (Hoyle, J R, 1984, 53, fig 4)

A circle of eight recumbent stones lying in animal worn hollows on unimproved moorland. They are unevenly spaced and each measures between 1.2m and 2.0m. Centrally within the circle is a distinct oval shaped hollow. A radius of 11.0m from this hollow coincides with the approximate circumference of the circle with three hollows between stones A and B and two hollows between stones A and H. These are clearly distinguishable as areas of fresher grass and may represent the positions of stones subsequently removed (Cadw, 1998)

Sources:-
AMB list , 1974 , SAM MONT 66 ,
AMB map , 1980 , SAM M66 , 1:10560
AMB list , 1981 , SAM M66 ,
Anon , 1866 , , 540
Brassil, K survey , 1987 , ,
Burl, A , 1976 , Stone circles of the British Isles , 260
Burl, A , 2000 , The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany ,
CPAT visit form , 1978 , ,
CPAT visit form , 1978-87 , ,
CPAT visit form , 1987 , ,
Cadw map , 1986 , SAM MG66 , 1:2500
Cadw AM107 , 1998 , ,
Grimes, W F , 1963 , 'The stone circles and related monuments in Wales ', in Foster, I & Alcock, L Culture and Environment , 122-3
Hoyle, J R , 1978 , ,
Hoyle, J R survey , 1978 , ,
Hoyle, J R , 1984 , "A Survey Of Some Of The Stone Rings Of Mid Wales ", Archaeologia Cambrensis 133 , 53 .
OS form 108 , 1978 , SH90SW 3 ,
OS record card , 1978 , SH90SW 3 , Photographs
RCAHM , 1911 , Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouth I - County of Montgomery , 63
Spicer, R D , 1979 , Stone Circles of Wales , 35-39

Events:-
Visit CPAT / 1978(27/10/1978) -
Visit Spicer, R D / 1979(/ /) -
Visit CPAT / 1987(05/02/1987) -
Visit Cadw / 1987(20/11/1987) -
Visit Cadw / 1990(14/09/1990) -
Visit Cadw / 1998(09/01/1998) - Moorland Pasture

record created 31/12/1980 , last updated 11/02/2004
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2004 (and in part Crown, 2004)



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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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