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Standing Stone c.250m NNE of Llethr

A Scheduled Monument in Ysbyty Ystwyth, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.3171 / 52°19'1"N

Longitude: -3.8477 / 3°50'51"W

OS Eastings: 274150

OS Northings: 270385

OS Grid: SN741703

Mapcode National: GBR 92.W39L

Mapcode Global: VH4G2.8171

Entry Name: Standing Stone c.250m NNE of Llethr

Scheduled Date: 13 December 2007

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1216

Cadw Legacy ID: CD235

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Ysbyty Ystwyth

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument, also known as Carreg Samson, comprises a standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is located on a ridge crest overlooking the Marchnant valley to the SE. The standing stone measures 1.1m in height, 1.2m in length and 0.34m in width. It is oriented NE-SW. The stone is slab-like in shape and rectangular in cross-section.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual and ceremonial practices. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 6m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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