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Standing Stone 495m north west of Coynant

A Scheduled Monument in Cilymaenllwyd, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8967 / 51°53'47"N

Longitude: -4.6842 / 4°41'2"W

OS Eastings: 215414

OS Northings: 225418

OS Grid: SN154254

Mapcode National: GBR CY.QQSQ

Mapcode Global: VH2NM.RLJC

Entry Name: Standing Stone 495m NW of Coynant

Scheduled Date: 28 July 1960

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2153

Cadw Legacy ID: CM185

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cilymaenllwyd

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and measures 6ft x 5ft x 2ft 6ins.

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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