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Carreg Hir Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Caersws (Caersŵs), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5605 / 52°33'37"N

Longitude: -3.4557 / 3°27'20"W

OS Eastings: 301417

OS Northings: 296852

OS Grid: SO014968

Mapcode National: GBR 9L.CXHH

Mapcode Global: WH68S.WWMW

Entry Name: Carreg Hir Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 25 February 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 128

Cadw Legacy ID: MG275

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and stands less than 100m from the LLyn Tarw ring cairn and within 1km of the Poachers Ring stone circle, possessing considerable group value.

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. It is a circle and measures 5m in diameter, centred on the stone.

Source: Cadw

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