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Broomy Hill, standing stone on N

A Scheduled Monument in Llandrindod Wells (Llandrindod), Powys

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Latitude: 52.2293 / 52°13'45"N

Longitude: -3.3597 / 3°21'34"W

OS Eastings: 307232

OS Northings: 259885

OS Grid: SO072598

Mapcode National: GBR YQ.1P9C

Mapcode Global: VH69M.Q77B

Entry Name: Broomy Hill, standing stone on N

Scheduled Date: 23 September 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4119

Cadw Legacy ID: RD233

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llandrindod Wells (Llandrindod)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises an impressive standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is a large block of stone, standing 1.3m in height and measuring 1m in thickness from NE to SW and 0.7m in width. A quartz strip runs upwards through the centre of the stone and is particularly visible on the SE face. The standing stone is situated to the N of a boggy pond. At least two further large long slabs of stone are lying in the field bank immediately to the S of the standing stone - it is very likely that these originally stood upright and were associated.

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. Its probable association with a round barrow (RD009), situated to the SE, and with two further standing stones, both situated to the S (RD231 and RD232), further enhances its importance.

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 22m in diameter, reflecting the possibility that the monument was originally more complex.

Source: Cadw

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