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Latitude: 51.8133 / 51°48'47"N
Longitude: -3.7813 / 3°46'52"W
OS Eastings: 277300
OS Northings: 214238
OS Grid: SN773142
Mapcode National: GBR Y5.WSTJ
Mapcode Global: VH5FW.DPT9
Entry Name: Dorwen standing stone
Scheduled Date: 7 August 2006
Source ID: 4255
Cadw Legacy ID: BR333
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Quarter Bach (Cwarter Bach)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises a fine standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within open moorland on the SW-facing slopes of the ridge above and to the E of Afon Twrch, in the foothills of the Black Mountain. The standing stone measures 1.2m in height, 0.9m in thickness from ENE to WSW by 0.7m in width. The stone is a striking block of weathered limestone and boasts fine views around the SW arc. Several packing stones are visible around its base.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 8m in diameter.
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