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Tafarn-y-Bwlch Standing Stones

A Scheduled Monument in Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.9685 / 51°58'6"N

Longitude: -4.7944 / 4°47'39"W

OS Eastings: 208136

OS Northings: 233695

OS Grid: SN081336

Mapcode National: GBR CT.L1G0

Mapcode Global: VH2N5.VS79

Entry Name: Tafarn-y-Bwlch Standing Stones

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3539

Cadw Legacy ID: PE352

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Eglwyswrw

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of two standing stones, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stones stand c. 1m apart. The western stone measures 1.3m high by 0.7 wide and 0.7 deep. It is boulder like with a pointed top. The eastern stone measures 1.3m high by 1.0m wide and 0.5m deep and has a more rouded top but is thinner in cross section.

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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