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Latitude: 52.2587 / 52°15'31"N
Longitude: -3.6154 / 3°36'55"W
OS Eastings: 289840
OS Northings: 263510
OS Grid: SN898635
Mapcode National: GBR 9D.ZSLD
Mapcode Global: VH5CV.9H1B
Entry Name: Cefn Llanerchi Standing Stones
Scheduled Date: 31 October 2002
Source ID: 3921
Cadw Legacy ID: RD198
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Stone alignment
Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of a stone alignment, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). There are two stones which once stood upright and are associated with the Rhos y Gelynnen stone row and ring cairn to the south-east. The northern stone (I) is some 0.6m by 0.3m at the base and is 2.3m long, tapering to a wedge at the apex. Stone II, which has fallen and lies partly buried, is some 3.70m long and 0.5m wide.
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 retain significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial and ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence. Stone alignments 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 rectangle and measures 8m x 6m, aligned N-S.
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