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Is-Coed-Uchaf Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llandyfaelog, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.7865 / 51°47'11"N

Longitude: -4.3406 / 4°20'26"W

OS Eastings: 238652

OS Northings: 212355

OS Grid: SN386123

Mapcode National: GBR DD.YRYY

Mapcode Global: VH3LV.QC49

Entry Name: Is-Coed-Uchaf Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2809

Cadw Legacy ID: CM198

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llandyfaelog

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone stands near the head of the valley and measures 6ft 6ins high x 2ft 6ins broad x 2ft thick. 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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