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Latitude: 52.0894 / 52°5'21"N
Longitude: -3.8538 / 3°51'13"W
OS Eastings: 273084
OS Northings: 245072
OS Grid: SN730450
Mapcode National: GBR Y2.BDQP
Mapcode Global: VH4H1.4RZ4
Entry Name: Maen Bach Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 4 April 2000
Source ID: 1642
Cadw Legacy ID: CM300
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Cilycwm (Cil-y-cwm)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is one of the most prominent features of a line of prehistoric cairns and standing stones which cross the Mynydd Mallaen from north-west to south-east.
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. It is circular and measures 8m in diameter, centred on the stone.
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