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Burry Lesser Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Port Eynon (Port Einon), Swansea (Abertawe)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5885 / 51°35'18"N

Longitude: -4.2213 / 4°13'16"W

OS Eastings: 246214

OS Northings: 190075

OS Grid: SS462900

Mapcode National: GBR GR.KYBJ

Mapcode Global: VH3MW.SB7M

Entry Name: Burry Lesser Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3751

Cadw Legacy ID: GM150

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Swansea (Abertawe)

Community: Port Eynon (Port Einon)

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 is a quartz conglomerate and measures 1.6m high with a base 0.6m square. The top is furrowed and uneven, suggesting a piece has been broken off. The stone lies 135m due west of GM134 (Burry Menhir).

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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