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Latitude: 51.5758 / 51°34'32"N
Longitude: -3.3694 / 3°22'9"W
OS Eastings: 305201
OS Northings: 187215
OS Grid: ST052872
Mapcode National: GBR HP.CTDL
Mapcode Global: VH6DQ.KN3B
Entry Name: Tarren Deusant Sculptured Rock & Spring
Scheduled Date: 14 September 1979
Source ID: 315
Cadw Legacy ID: GM406
Schedule Class: Water Supply and Drainage
Category: Unclassified site
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a sculptured stone and nearby spring. It is not known which period this monument dates to, although the style of carvings on the stone may suggest an Iron Age (700BC - AD 74) or Roman date (AD74-AD410). It is situated on the western slope of a small river valley, towards the bottom of a vertical rock face.
An unusual rock within the face of a natural stone outcrop has been carved with a number of different motifs. Masks/faces and a single full-length human figure have been carved into the stone around a large, oval inclusion in the rock. This inclusion is emphasised and outlined by a series of concentric lines. There are also two incised crosses (probably recent) and a few 18th-19th century initials.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric/and or Roman ritual practices. It is an important relic of a past ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.