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Latitude: 51.5806 / 51°34'50"N
Longitude: -4.2112 / 4°12'40"W
OS Eastings: 246885
OS Northings: 189177
OS Grid: SS468891
Mapcode National: GBR GS.2787
Mapcode Global: VH3MW.YJKN
Entry Name: Burry Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 22 March 1950
Source ID: 3744
Cadw Legacy ID: GM191
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 situated on level ground at about 50m above OD. It is a massive slab measuring approximately 0.6m thick by 2.2m high. It is of the local conglomerate and is rougly triangular in form.
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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