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Latitude: 51.7124 / 51°42'44"N
Longitude: -3.8225 / 3°49'21"W
OS Eastings: 274178
OS Northings: 203088
OS Grid: SN741030
Mapcode National: GBR H2.3779
Mapcode Global: VH4JZ.P7J4
Entry Name: Standing Stones 300m W of Cefncelfi
Source ID: 147
Cadw Legacy ID: GM342
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
Built-Up Area: Pontardawe
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of two standing stones, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC).
Stone A - (southernmost stone) stands in a marshy field known as Cae'refail. It is of Pennant sandstone and measures 0.6m by 0.45m.
Stone B - (northernmost stone) is embedded within a field boundary. It is of Pennant sandstone and measures 0.8m by 0.5m.
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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