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Latitude: 51.8943 / 51°53'39"N
Longitude: -4.7166 / 4°42'59"W
OS Eastings: 213171
OS Northings: 225238
OS Grid: SN131252
Mapcode National: GBR CX.QW5J
Mapcode Global: VH2NM.6NC6
Entry Name: Maen Pica
Scheduled Date: 6 February 1952
Source ID: 2793
Cadw Legacy ID: CM158
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and situated on an area of flat land with good views to the north and east. The stone measures 2.0m high and is 0.6m square at the base, it has a roughly rectangular cross section which tapers to a point.
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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