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Latitude: 51.9419 / 51°56'31"N
Longitude: -4.563 / 4°33'46"W
OS Eastings: 223925
OS Northings: 230153
OS Grid: SN239301
Mapcode National: GBR D3.MYMN
Mapcode Global: VH2NH.VGL4
Entry Name: Maen Gwyn Hir
Scheduled Date: 2 August 1950
Source ID: 670
Cadw Legacy ID: CM094
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 now stands in the garden of a house of the same name. The stone was overturned around 1866 to ease ploughing and subsequently became buried. It was re-discovered in 1987 after which excavation in 1991 located the probable original socket and the stone was then re-erected in that position. It measures 1.4m high above ground, is 0.8mwide and 0.3m deep at the base and has a bluntly pointed top.
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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