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Lower Greyhound Inn Standing Stones

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrhidian Lower (Llanrhidian Isaf), Swansea (Abertawe)

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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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1140

Cadw Legacy ID: GM152

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

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.

Source: Cadw

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