'Neolithic' stones on Betws Mountain are probably modern

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WHAT was initially thought to be a neolithic stone row on Betws Mountain is probably just a relatively modern grazing boundary or route waymarker.

That is the conclusion of experts from Cadw – the Welsh historical monuments society – after inspecting the find, hailed in some quarters as the Welsh Stonehenge.

The discovery of the stone row early this year also threatened the development of the controversial Mynydd y Betws windfarm.

But a Cadw spokesman said this week: “No evidence was discovered to support the firm dating of the feature, but investigations concluded the most likely interpretation is that this is a relatively modern grazing boundary or route waymarker.”

Rob Fellows, of Cambrian Renewable Energy, who run the site, said: “From day one our policy has always been to sit back and allow the experts to investigate the find and draw their own conclusions

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