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Parc Hen Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Pencaer (Pen-caer), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 52.0109 / 52°0'39"N

Longitude: -5.0137 / 5°0'49"W

OS Eastings: 193271

OS Northings: 239010

OS Grid: SM932390

Mapcode National: GBR CJ.HF1L

Mapcode Global: VH1QF.1QT9

Entry Name: Parc Hen Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 15 February 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1159

Cadw Legacy ID: PE518

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Pencaer (Pen-caer)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


Parc Hen standing stone measures 2.15m tall, 1.4m wide and 0.8m deep. It is oriented NE-SW and is roughly diamond-shaped on plan. It is earthfast and has a flattened ridge-like top.

The standing stone is thought to be of religious or ceremonial significance and to date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC - 800 BC). This example is an important local landmark. The monument is likely to retain significant archaeological deposits and enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 10m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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