This website is devoted to the rescue of a newly discovered
Neolithic stone row on Mynydd y Betws Mountain in Carmartheshire,
Wales. The location borders two local authorities, Carmarthenshire
County Council and the City and County of Swansea although this part of
the Mountain top is in Carmarthenshire. A Wind Farm was recently
permitted despite local objection. The land on which the Wind Farm is
being developed and the location of the Neolithic Archaeology is owned
by absent landlord, Lord Beaufort.
Archaeologist Sandy Gerrard has been investigating Mynydd y Betws
for several months. Sandy was an English Heritage designation officer
for 20 years. He works on Dartmoor scheduling monuments and has
excavated and surveyed extensively in South West England and South
His reports on his findings are recommended and can be found at the Heritage Action site linked in the Menu bar.
Parts of the stone row have already been destroyed by
mechanical diggers as recently as Feb 2012. These vehicles continue to
plough about the site in the snow completely unaware of what they are
trashing. It seems the vehicles are exceeding the area they are
supposed to be restricted to.
The recently discovered stone row could be part of a much bigger system forming a Ceremonial Complex. If these mechanical diggers are allowed to carry on churning up the mountain, we may never know what Archaeology lies beneath.