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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
Source ID: 3751
Cadw Legacy ID: GM150
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Swansea (Abertawe)
Community: Port Eynon (Port Einon)
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 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.
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