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Latitude: 51.9336 / 51°56'1"N
Longitude: -4.1624 / 4°9'44"W
OS Eastings: 251428
OS Northings: 228335
OS Grid: SN514283
Mapcode National: GBR DN.N86D
Mapcode Global: VH3L5.SNVJ
Entry Name: Llech Ciste Standing Stone
Source ID: 2754
Cadw Legacy ID: CM043
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a white quartz standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and which stands near seeps or springs in a field sloping towards the Goleu Valley. The standing stone is semi-recumbent, now leaning towards the east. It measures 2.3m in height, 1 by 1m at the base and is sub-rectangular in section with an irregular pointed tip
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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