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Bedd Morris Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Cwm Gwaun, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.9922 / 51°59'31"N

Longitude: -4.8588 / 4°51'31"W

OS Eastings: 203819

OS Northings: 236500

OS Grid: SN038365

Mapcode National: GBR CQ.JPGP

Mapcode Global: VH1QP.Q6Q3

Entry Name: Bedd Morris Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 28 November 1962

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3713

Cadw Legacy ID: PE361

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Cwm Gwaun

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and stands at the highest point of an ancient route, now a minor road across Carningle Common. The standing stone measures 2.2m in height, and is is 0.9m wide by 0.45m deep at the base. Small-scale excavation in 2012 provided Bronze Age radiocarbon dates and recovered several hammer stones together with stone flakes from dressing the stone.

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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