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Hindwell Enclosure — Links

The Neolithic Palisaded Enclosure at Hindwell, Powys, Wales - Alex Gibson


www.jungsteinsite.de - Artikel vom 12. August 2000

The Hoarstones (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

22nd Feb 2003

This circle is in a sorry state many of the stones are broken you can see from the pictures that a number have pairs of holes drilled in them.

It's definitely worth a visit though if you are in the area - a bit sad though.

We had an eaiser time getting to the stones than Kammer... Going North on the A448 we took a left (SO327995) following the sign for Hemford shortly after that we took the first left, this road ends with a bar accross it you can park here (SJ320000).

Walk just past the barrier take a left along the edge of the conifer plantation by the stream (this is pretty overgrown) follow this until you go over Railway sleeper bridge then over a style and you are in the field with the Hoarstones in front of you.

It's much nicer to approach Mitchels Fold from here, than the official car park and it's only 2.5Km, this gives you a bit more time to get acquainted with the landscape before you're among the stones.

The Hoarstones (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Whitcott Keysett (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

3rd February 2003

We had quite a time trying to find this stone, mainly because we were looking for a "Standing" Stone - and this is a very "Horizontal" Stone, the snow on the ground and blowing in to our faces didn't help either and stopped us taking photos.

The stone lays in a meadow close to the River Clun (it's quite close to the road but there is no public access). It is about 3Metres long and 1.5 - 2 Metres wide (difficult to tell the other dimension as most of the it is below ground) sadly it is broken in to a number of peices, it's still impressive though - very large for this area.

Mitchell's Fold (Stone Circle) — Images

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Rockhill (Artificial Mound) — Images

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Great Hagley (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

I have walked around this area for about 6 years and must have passed within 200 metres of this stone over 100 times but it wasn't until just before the winter solstice that I saw it. It was on a gloriously bright sunday afternoon, I was sitting on the top of a hill testing out my new pair of binoculars when I saw something glinting in the sun which looked like the top of a stone, I had to check it out and when I did I was stunned - I'd found a standing stone. I've no idea of its age but the stone doesn't appear to be of a local type, it’s pretty heavily weathered and looks like it's been there for a long while.

The pictures say it all really, it stands in an amazing position with views of many other sites, and it's 2.5 - 3 Metres tall and is around 350 - 450mm square at the base.

Great Hagley (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Pen y Wern (Stone Circle) — Images

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Great Hagley (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Pen y Wern (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

12th January 2003

True this isn't the most interesting site but I believe that there were large stones here once as the surviving stones of similar material to other local standing stones and the pieces also appear to have been broken relatively recently, many of the shards have flat sides.

There is also large recumbent stone in the hedge of the field (to the East) I'll post a picture soon.

Although this site alone might not warrant a special trip the surrounding area is quite spectacular, with a most impressive Hill Fort - Caer Cradoc clearly visible across the valley.
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