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Stone Setting on Waun Llwyd

A Scheduled Monument in Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9052 / 51°54'18"N

Longitude: -3.7333 / 3°43'59"W

OS Eastings: 280855

OS Northings: 224382

OS Grid: SN808243

Mapcode National: GBR Y7.Q0MH

Mapcode Global: VH5FJ.7CQT

Entry Name: Stone Setting on Waun Llwyd

Scheduled Date: 24 August 1993

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2178

Cadw Legacy ID: CM260

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanddeusant

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument consists of a stone setting, an arrangement of one or more standing stones where the original form of monument unclear, dating to the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age. It stands on a flat saddle of high land on the northern slopes of the Black Mountain and consists of a sub-circular setting of small upright and recumbent stones c 20 metres in diameter. There is a worn recumbent stone between the two largest uprights (one up to 0.8 metres high and 1.0 metre wide) in the south east corner, and the remaining twelve stones are at, or just above, the surface of blanket peat which covers the area.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Stone settings 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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