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Latitude: 51.9526 / 51°57'9"N
Longitude: -4.4294 / 4°25'45"W
OS Eastings: 233148
OS Northings: 231019
OS Grid: SN331310
Mapcode National: GBR D9.M1ZH
Mapcode Global: VH3L1.55QZ
Entry Name: Garreg Wen Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 19 February 2003
Source ID: 3990
Cadw Legacy ID: CM314
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Cynwyl Elfed
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises a standing stone, probably dating to the Early Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 1200 BC). It is a large, angular quartzite stone, standing 1.9m in height and measuring 1.45m in thickness and 0.7m in width. The stone is orientated from ENE to WSW, with the larger sides facing NNE and SSW respectively. It is situated in improved pasture on a rounded ENE-facing slope above the Afon Fawr.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential with a strong probability of associated archaeological features and deposits and forms an important element in the wider prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around it within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 5m in diameter.
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