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Bryngwyn Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen (Dyffryn Cennen), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8847 / 51°53'5"N

Longitude: -3.9329 / 3°55'58"W

OS Eastings: 267061

OS Northings: 222452

OS Grid: SN670224

Mapcode National: GBR DY.RK3L

Mapcode Global: VH4HY.SW5J

Entry Name: Bryngwyn Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 5 February 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2790

Cadw Legacy ID: CM155

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen (Dyffryn Cennen)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone measures 2.1m high and is 0.5m square, broken c 0.5m above the base it has been repaired.

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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