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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 ID: 128
Cadw Legacy ID: MG275
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
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.
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