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Clos-Teg Standing Stones

A Scheduled Monument in Llangyndeyrn, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8126 / 51°48'45"N

Longitude: -4.2413 / 4°14'28"W

OS Eastings: 245591

OS Northings: 215044

OS Grid: SN455150

Mapcode National: GBR DK.WSR5

Mapcode Global: VH3LQ.FPMS

Entry Name: Clos-Teg Standing Stones

Scheduled Date: 5 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2778

Cadw Legacy ID: CM123

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llangyndeyrn

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of two standing stones, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC).The south-western stone measures 6ft high x 3ft 6ins x 4ft and the north-western stone measures 5ft high x3ft 6ins x 4ft 6 ins and stands in a hedge.

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.

Source: Cadw

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