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Berrisbrook Standing Stones

A Scheduled Monument in Cilycwm (Cil-y-cwm), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 52.0223 / 52°1'20"N

Longitude: -3.8725 / 3°52'20"W

OS Eastings: 271616

OS Northings: 237641

OS Grid: SN716376

Mapcode National: GBR Y1.GN36

Mapcode Global: VH4HD.TFNK

Entry Name: Berrisbrook Standing Stones

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2151

Cadw Legacy ID: CM182

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cilycwm (Cil-y-cwm)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a pair of standing stones, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The north eastern stone measures 2.0 high, 1m wide x 0.8m deep and is currently in use as a gatepost whilst the south western stone c 70m distant from the other measures 2m high, tapering towards the top and is 1.6m long and 1m deep.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. It is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Standing stones are often part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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