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Galchen-Fach Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9158 / 51°54'56"N

Longitude: -4.7823 / 4°46'56"W

OS Eastings: 208746

OS Northings: 227796

OS Grid: SN087277

Mapcode National: GBR CT.PJFP

Mapcode Global: VH2NL.235P

Entry Name: Galchen-Fach Stone

Scheduled Date: 18 June 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3066

Cadw Legacy ID: PE287

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Maenclochog

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone stands on a slight mound and measures 7ft high by 2ft. Another large stone protrudes from the ground at its base.

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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