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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
Source ID: 2759
Cadw Legacy ID: CM054
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
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.
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