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Trefenty Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in St. Clears (Sanclêr), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7958 / 51°47'44"N

Longitude: -4.4599 / 4°27'35"W

OS Eastings: 230465

OS Northings: 213654

OS Grid: SN304136

Mapcode National: GBR D8.Y0DC

Mapcode Global: VH3LS.N436

Entry Name: Trefenty Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 8 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2788

Cadw Legacy ID: CM145

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: St. Clears (Sanclêr)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone measures 1.3m high, 1.4m wide and 1m deep and has an irregularly shaped cross section and a bluntly pointed top.

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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