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Latitude: 51.8066 / 51°48'23"N
Longitude: -4.4558 / 4°27'20"W
OS Eastings: 230784
OS Northings: 214852
OS Grid: SN307148
Mapcode National: GBR D8.X7F2
Mapcode Global: VH3LL.QV7D
Entry Name: Lower Court Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 8 July 1951
Source ID: 2140
Cadw Legacy ID: CM146
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: St. Clears (Sanclêr)
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 is semi-recumbent, leaning to the west, it measures 2.5m long, 2m wide and 1.5m deep and has an irregularly shaped cross section.
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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