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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 ID: 860
Cadw Legacy ID: BR272
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Community: Llangattock (Llangatwg)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
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.
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