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Latitude: 52.0993 / 52°5'57"N
Longitude: -4.0094 / 4°0'33"W
OS Eastings: 262461
OS Northings: 246458
OS Grid: SN624464
Mapcode National: GBR DV.9XVH
Mapcode Global: VH4GY.GH8J
Entry Name: Hirfaen Standing Stone
Source ID: 3297
Cadw Legacy ID: CM028
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Community: Llanfair Clydogau
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and stands to a height of 16ft and measures 4ft x 3ft, with a square/rectangular in cross section. The stone tapers in thickness toward the top which is an uneven chisel shape.
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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