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Bridgend Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr), Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5039 / 51°30'13"N

Longitude: -3.5832 / 3°34'59"W

OS Eastings: 290211

OS Northings: 179515

OS Grid: SS902795

Mapcode National: GBR HD.JFDM

Mapcode Global: VH5HJ.VG2H

Entry Name: Bridgend Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2252

Cadw Legacy ID: GM145

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

Community: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

Built-Up Area: Bridgend

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone stands 1.8m high by 0.8m across and 0.6m wide. Its sides are roughly vertical. On the north side there are a series of vertical grooves, some with cup marks along them. There are one or two cup marks on the south side.

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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