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Ty'n-y-Cellar Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Margam, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5398 / 51°32'23"N

Longitude: -3.7282 / 3°43'41"W

OS Eastings: 280242

OS Northings: 183740

OS Grid: SS802837

Mapcode National: GBR H6.G6XM

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.BKDF

Entry Name: Ty'n-y-Cellar Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2256

Cadw Legacy ID: GM179

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

Community: Margam

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone is an undressed boulder of approximately rectangular section. It measures 1.4m long by 0.9m at the base, increasing to 1.6m long at a height of 0.7m. The top slopes from 2.5m high at the south east to 2.1m at the north west.

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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