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Latitude: 52.4823 / 52°28'56"N
Longitude: -3.7254 / 3°43'31"W
OS Eastings: 282923
OS Northings: 288555
OS Grid: SN829885
Mapcode National: GBR 97.JPDT
Mapcode Global: VH5BM.CVWX
Entry Name: Carreg Wen Prehistoric Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 30 June 1999
Source ID: 1595
Cadw Legacy ID: MG252
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located at the edge of forestry at a height of 575m OD. The stone is formed from a block of veined white quartz and measures 1.25m x 0.75m and stands to a height of 2m.
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 4m, centred on the stone.
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