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Latitude: 51.7772 / 51°46'37"N
Longitude: -4.2552 / 4°15'18"W
OS Eastings: 244510
OS Northings: 211127
OS Grid: SN445111
Mapcode National: GBR DJ.Z94L
Mapcode Global: VH3LX.6L8H
Entry Name: Gwempa Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 28 April 2003
Source ID: 3989
Cadw Legacy ID: CM316
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
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, rectangular stone, standing 1.8m in height and measuring 1.15m in thickness and 0.8m in width. The stone is orientated from NW to SE, with the larger sides facing NE and SW respectively. It is situated in improved pasture on a rounded NE-facing slope.
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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