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Salakee Downs (Cairn(s))

Cornish Archaeology

More on the lost stone circle on Salakee Down (on page 6).

Isles of Scilly

Encyclopedia of the Isles of Scilly

Lots of fascinating stuff, including names of rocks, legends, interesting stones, etc.

Bodrifty Reconstruction

Hidden Hideaways

Stay in the reconstructed roundhouse at Bodrifty.

Great Castle Head (Dale) (Cliff Fort)


Description of this impressive site, occupied from the early Iron Age into the Middle Ages and boasting huge defences but badly threatened by erosion. Some typically excellent aerial photos too.

Gateholm (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Time Team/Channel 4

Time Team report on the Gateholm dig.

Great Castle Head (St Ishmaels) (Cliff Fort)


Description of the site with some great aerial photos.
Great Castle Head is on a cliff-girt headland, roughly 160m north-south by up to 260m. It is divided from the mainland to the north by a line of two ramparts with a medial ditch, some 150m in length. Recent structures within this area include defence installations, a lighthouse and a possible folly.

Stackpole Warren (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)


Site description and some excellent aerial photos.
An enclosure complex, extending about 120m NNW-SSE by 60m, the various features being defined by low (up to 0.4m high) stony banks; at the centre of the complex, as mapped by RCAHMW (1979), is a circular structure, some 8.0m across, opening into a roughly 17.5m diameter enclosure on the east: examination of the latter enclosure showed that it had been constructed over an earlier shell-midden (Benson 1978); the site has produced much worked flint, along with iron-slag & possibly spindlewhorls: the complex, occupying a north-facing promontory, can apparently be linked to a wider pattern of relict field enclosure, although this is not certain.

Bosherston (Promontory Fort)


Great aerial photos of the site, showing the earthworks and setting.

Greenala Point (Cliff Fort)


Extensive site description with lots of pictures.

The site was surveyed in detail by RCAHMW in 2009.

Longtown Stone Circle

Black Mountains Photography

Blog/walking route taking in the Graig-ddu and Cwm Bwchel cairns, and a search for the elusive Longtown Stone Circle.

I seem to have inadvertently started a slightly obsessive mini-quest of the type that a number of TMA-ers will completely "get".

Garnedd Lwyd (Round Barrow(s))


Coflein has a picture.

And a description from David Leighton's visit in 1991, not much has changed:
A much denuded round cairn located close to field walls is represented as a stony area about 18m in diameter with a height of up to 0.4m at the edges.

Lydstep Mesolithic forest and footprints (Mesolithic site)

Dyfed Archaeology

The Lydstep pig – missing meal or ancestral offering?

Gleann Bianasdail (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)


Photo of hut circle on Canmore.

On a terrace on a S-facing slope at the SW end of Gleann Bianasdail, beside the footpath to the summit of Slioch, there are the bracken-covered remains of a hut-circle, overlain by a shieling-hut and a small pen. The hut-circle measures 8.6m in diameter within a wall spread to 1.3m thick. No outer face is evident, but parts of the inner face survive, especially on the W and N, consisting of edge-set sandstone blocks up to 0.6m high, while a robber trench marks the line of that face on the S and E. Within the hut-circle there are the footings of a subrectangular shieling-hut, aligned NNW-SSE, and immediately beyond the robbed SSE arc of the hut-circle there is a small pen constructed of large stones.

Wales (Country)

The lost lands of our ancestors

Exploring the submerged landscapes of Prehistoric Wales.

Llorfa menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir)


Description and photos of the stone, possibly associated with stone circle and nearby cairn.

Bone Cave (Cave / Rock Shelter)


Aerial photos showing the landscape setting of the hills above the cave system.

Rhondda Cynon Taff

Ancient Sites in The Rhondda

Fine overview (with pictures) of the cairns on the main uplands either side of the Rhondda valleys.

Wales (Country)

Royal Commission ebooks

Our entire back catalogue is available through our bookshop.All out of print titles are now available as eBooks via Google Play with inventories published before 1965 being free of charge.

Paviland Cave (Cave / Rock Shelter)

Swansea Tide Times

Essential information for a non-abseil visit. Times are for Mumbles (a little way up the coast), so add 15 minutes approx for Paviland.

Carnedd Moel y Ci (Cairn(s))

Heneb - Snowdonia Summit Cairns

Plan and description of damaged cairn, containing a probable robbed cist.
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