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Meini Llwydion Group of Standing Stones

A Scheduled Monument in Llangynog, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.7988 / 51°47'55"N

Longitude: -4.4458 / 4°26'44"W

OS Eastings: 231444

OS Northings: 213958

OS Grid: SN314139

Mapcode National: GBR D8.XXK9

Mapcode Global: VH3LS.W1JV

Entry Name: Meini Llwydion Group of Standing Stones

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2759

Cadw Legacy ID: CM054

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llangynog

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a pair of standing stones, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The north eastern stone measures 1.7 high, 1m wide x 0.8m deep and is triangular in cross section rising to a pointed top, the south western stone is an irregular boulder, now recumbent and measuring 2.5m long with a cross section measuring c 1.6 x 1.6m

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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