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Cefn Cross Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Cefn Cribwr, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5314 / 51°31'52"N

Longitude: -3.6248 / 3°37'29"W

OS Eastings: 287390

OS Northings: 182636

OS Grid: SS873826

Mapcode National: GBR HB.GNYG

Mapcode Global: VH5HB.4R1X

Entry Name: Cefn Cross Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 4 July 1955

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2261

Cadw Legacy ID: GM241

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

Community: Cefn Cribwr

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone measures 2m high and leans to the south. It is triangular in section with sides approximately 0.6m across tapering towards the top.

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.

Source: Cadw

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