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Cornel-Bach Standing Stones

A Scheduled Monument in Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.9172 / 51°55'1"N

Longitude: -4.7909 / 4°47'27"W

OS Eastings: 208157

OS Northings: 227975

OS Grid: SN081279

Mapcode National: GBR CT.PG8T

Mapcode Global: VH2NK.X23M

Entry Name: Cornel-Bach Standing Stones

Scheduled Date: 18 June 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3065

Cadw Legacy ID: PE286

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Maenclochog

Built-Up Area: Maenclochog

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of two standing stones, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and are located 40yds apart. The south-western stone is a boulder measuring 6ft high by 4 1/2 ft. The north-east stone is located within the field boundary and measures 6ft high by 3ft by 2ft.

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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