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Latitude: 51.6794 / 51°40'45"N
Longitude: -3.8457 / 3°50'44"W
OS Eastings: 272486
OS Northings: 199461
OS Grid: SS724994
Mapcode National: GBR H1.5FD4
Mapcode Global: VH4K5.919X
Entry Name: Carreg Bica Standing Stone
Source ID: 3583
Cadw Legacy ID: GM382
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
Community: Dyffryn Clydach
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on level ground at 253m above OD on Mynydd Drumau. The stone is a monolithic slab of local sandstone with a rectangular base 1.2m by 0.6m and rising 4.3m high to a blunt point.
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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