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Battle Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Yscir (Ysgir), Powys

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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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1770

Cadw Legacy ID: BR138

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

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.

Source: Cadw

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