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Delacorse Uchaf Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Laugharne Township (Treflan Lacharn), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.7783 / 51°46'41"N

Longitude: -4.4548 / 4°27'17"W

OS Eastings: 230747

OS Northings: 211695

OS Grid: SN307116

Mapcode National: GBR D8.Z1NN

Mapcode Global: VH3LS.QKSM

Entry Name: Delacorse Uchaf Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 19 November 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3956

Cadw Legacy ID: CM310

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Laugharne Township (Treflan Lacharn)

Built-Up Area: Laugharne

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and measures 1.2m high, 1.6m wide and 0.20m thick, with the longer axis aligned north-west to south-east.

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. It is a circle and measures 5m in diameter, centred on the stone.

Source: Cadw

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