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Latitude: 51.6428 / 51°38'34"N
Longitude: -3.8158 / 3°48'56"W
OS Eastings: 274453
OS Northings: 195340
OS Grid: SS744953
Mapcode National: GBR H2.7NY8
Mapcode Global: VH4K5.TZ30
Entry Name: Carreg Hir Standing Stone, Pen-Rhiw-Tyn
Source ID: 2253
Cadw Legacy ID: GM170
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
Community: Briton Ferry (Llansawel)
Built-Up Area: Neath
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone is a boulder of Pennant sandstone and measures 2.8m high by 1.7m wide and 0.8m thick. It is situated on top of a low mound.
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.
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