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Carreg Waun Llech Prehistoric Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llangattock (Llangatwg), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8487 / 51°50'55"N

Longitude: -3.2152 / 3°12'54"W

OS Eastings: 316387

OS Northings: 217376

OS Grid: SO163173

Mapcode National: GBR YX.TP2Y

Mapcode Global: VH6CG.7S2N

Entry Name: Carreg Waun Llech Prehistoric Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 30 June 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 860

Cadw Legacy ID: BR272

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llangattock (Llangatwg)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located on the boundary of the parishes of Llangatwg and Llangynidr, oriented NE-SW. The stone is a weathered limestone block measuring 1.27m wide x0.4m thick and stands to a height of 2.62m.

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. It is circular with a diameter of 5m, centred on the stone.

Source: Cadw

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