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Is-Coed Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in St. Ishmael (Llanismel), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.7759 / 51°46'33"N

Longitude: -4.3483 / 4°20'53"W

OS Eastings: 238084

OS Northings: 211185

OS Grid: SN380111

Mapcode National: GBR DD.ZB2W

Mapcode Global: VH3LV.LM2H

Entry Name: Is-Coed Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2807

Cadw Legacy ID: CM199

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: St. Ishmael (Llanismel)

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 within the park of Is-coed house. The stone measures 7ft 3ins x 3ft 10ins x 3ft.

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.

Source: Cadw

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