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Carreg Wen Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llangeler, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.9745 / 51°58'28"N

Longitude: -4.3927 / 4°23'33"W

OS Eastings: 235750

OS Northings: 233371

OS Grid: SN357333

Mapcode National: GBR DB.KYXD

Mapcode Global: VH3KV.TM3Q

Entry Name: Carreg Wen Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 25 April 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3991

Cadw Legacy ID: CM317

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llangeler

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises a standing stone, probably dating to the Early Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 1200 BC). It is a large, irregular quartzite stone, standing 0.9m in height and measuring 0.9m in thickness and 0.8m in width. The stone is roughly orientated from N to S, with the largest side facing W. Several chocking stones are visible on the E side. It is situated in a mature forestry plantation on a rounded W-facing slope.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential with a strong probability of associated archaeological features and deposits and forms an important element in the wider prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around it within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 5m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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