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Latitude: 51.9787 / 51°58'43"N
Longitude: -4.3221 / 4°19'19"W
OS Eastings: 240611
OS Northings: 233681
OS Grid: SN406336
Mapcode National: GBR DF.KJL7
Mapcode Global: VH3KX.1JFH
Entry Name: Gareg Hir Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 4 April 2016
Source ID: 2810
Cadw Legacy ID: CM202
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The standing stone measures 2.3m in height, 1.2m in breadth and is 0.2m deep, the sides are flat faced and the stone is orientated in generally north east to south west direction.
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.
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