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Latitude: 51.6063 / 51°36'22"N
Longitude: -4.1883 / 4°11'17"W
OS Eastings: 248558
OS Northings: 191988
OS Grid: SS485919
Mapcode National: GBR GS.HMBN
Mapcode Global: VH3MQ.CW5G
Entry Name: Lower Greyhound Inn Standing Stones
Source ID: 1140
Cadw Legacy ID: GM152
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Swansea (Abertawe)
Community: Llanrhidian Lower (Llanrhidian Isaf)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of two standing stones, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stones are a quartz conglomerate and are situated approximately 275m apart. Both are incorporated into hedge banks.
Stone A - The visible portion is 2.2m high with the base measuring 1.6m by 0.7m.
Stone B - A triangular block of quartz conglomerate with base 1.1m by 0.4m and 1.5m high above the top of the bank.
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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