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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 ID: 3991
Cadw Legacy ID: CM317
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
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.