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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 ID: 2261
Cadw Legacy ID: GM241
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
Community: Cefn Cribwr
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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.
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