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Latitude: 51.6405 / 51°38'25"N
Longitude: -3.9111 / 3°54'40"W
OS Eastings: 267848
OS Northings: 195246
OS Grid: SS678952
Mapcode National: GBR WXZ.R2
Mapcode Global: VH4KB.5168
Entry Name: Bon y Maen Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 6 February 1961
Source ID: 3647
Cadw Legacy ID: GM177
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Swansea (Abertawe)
Community: Bonymaen (Bôn-y-maen)
Built-Up Area: Swansea
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone is of sandstone and measures 1.3m high with a base 1.2m by 0.5m. It is leaning slightly to the south.
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.