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Latitude: 52.0966 / 52°5'47"N
Longitude: -3.2389 / 3°14'20"W
OS Eastings: 315227
OS Northings: 244980
OS Grid: SO152449
Mapcode National: GBR YW.B36X
Mapcode Global: VH6B8.TK2K
Entry Name: Begwns standing stone
Scheduled Date: 22 September 2004
Source ID: 4141
Cadw Legacy ID: RD244
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Community: Painscastle (Castell-paen)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises a fine standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is a large, split block of stone, standing about 1.2m in height and measuring 1.2m in thickness and 0.4m in width. The standing stone is situated below the summit of a knoll in disturbed upland pasture.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential with a strong probability of associated archaeological features and deposits and forms an important element in the wider prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape.
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 8m in diameter.
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