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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 ID: 1216
Cadw Legacy ID: CD235
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
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.
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