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Carreg Quoitan Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Puncheston (Cas-mael), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.9351 / 51°56'6"N

Longitude: -4.8968 / 4°53'48"W

OS Eastings: 200954

OS Northings: 230252

OS Grid: SN009302

Mapcode National: GBR CP.N61G

Mapcode Global: VH1QW.2MLF

Entry Name: Carreg Quoitan Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 26 January 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1157

Cadw Legacy ID: PE513

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Puncheston (Cas-mael)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


Carreg Quoitan standing stone measures 2.15m tall, 1.35m wide and 1.3m deep. It is oriented E-W and is roughly rectangular in shape on plan. It is earthfast and has an irregularly rounded top. The E and W faces abut a hedge bank.

The standing stone is thought to be of religious or ceremonial significance and to date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC - 800 BC). This example is an important local landmark and one of a number in the local vicinity. The monument is likely to retain significant archaeological deposits and enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 6m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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