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Latitude: 51.9319 / 51°55'54"N
Longitude: -4.7145 / 4°42'52"W
OS Eastings: 213476
OS Northings: 229414
OS Grid: SN134294
Mapcode National: GBR CX.NH83
Mapcode Global: VH2NF.7PJV
Entry Name: Gors Fawr Stone Circle
Source ID: 3696
Cadw Legacy ID: PE117
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Stone circle
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a stone circle together with an outlying pair of standing-stones, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The circle is located on the fringes of Gors Fawr bog on the south side of the Preseli range. It comprises sixteen stones arranged in a circle of c. 22m in diameter. The five stones on the southeast are the largest and stand to c. 1m.in height, while the remainder are c. 0.3-06.m. in height. One on the southwest and another on the north have fallen, while others are tilted. The outlying standing stones are located c.120m to the north northeast of the circle; one is c. 1.8m high, the other, 13.5m to the north east c. 1.6m 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 circles 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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