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Carneddau, standing stone to SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Llanelwedd, Powys

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Latitude: 52.1713 / 52°10'16"N

Longitude: -3.3744 / 3°22'27"W

OS Eastings: 306104

OS Northings: 253448

OS Grid: SO061534

Mapcode National: GBR YP.5CMJ

Mapcode Global: VH69T.GPGC

Entry Name: Carneddau, standing stone to SSW of

Scheduled Date: 16 March 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4123

Cadw Legacy ID: RD219

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanelwedd

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises an impressive standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is an impressive large block of stone, standing 2.3m in height and measuring 1.1m in thickness from NW to SE and 0.5m in width. It has been used as a boundary marker and stands at the junction of several ruinous drystone walls and modern fences.

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.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 7m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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