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Esgair Draenllwyn Stone Setting

A Scheduled Monument in Carno, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5428 / 52°32'34"N

Longitude: -3.5789 / 3°34'43"W

OS Eastings: 293023

OS Northings: 295053

OS Grid: SN930950

Mapcode National: GBR 9F.DX38

Mapcode Global: VH5BH.XCC1

Entry Name: Esgair Draenllwyn Stone Setting

Scheduled Date: 28 September 2001

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 937

Cadw Legacy ID: MG297

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone setting

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Carno

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument consists of a stone setting, an arrangement of one or more standing stones where the original form of monument unclear, dating to the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age. Esgair Draenllwyn Stone Setting measures some 5m by 4m, and is comprised of three edge-set stones 0.3m high.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Stone settings 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 6m in diameter, centred on SN 9303 9505.

Source: Cadw

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