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Latitude: 51.9653 / 51°57'55"N
Longitude: -3.4477 / 3°26'51"W
OS Eastings: 300630
OS Northings: 230636
OS Grid: SO006306
Mapcode National: GBR YL.LCG2
Mapcode Global: VH6BR.6V5S
Entry Name: Battle Standing Stone
Source ID: 1770
Cadw Legacy ID: BR138
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Community: Yscir (Ysgir)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone is 4m high, 1.2m wide and 1m broad and leans slightly to the E. It stands on a long mound which measures 10m long by 5m wide and 1.2m high at the N end, sloping down to 0.25m high at the S end. Small stones are visible around the base of the stone and along the mound.
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.