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Cockett standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Cockett (Y Cocyd), Swansea (Abertawe)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6351 / 51°38'6"N

Longitude: -3.9877 / 3°59'15"W

OS Eastings: 262534

OS Northings: 194793

OS Grid: SS625947

Mapcode National: GBR WK3.DC

Mapcode Global: VH4K8.T5QC

Entry Name: Cockett standing stone

Scheduled Date: 21 January 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4058

Cadw Legacy ID: GM582

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Swansea (Abertawe)

Community: Cockett (Y Cocyd)

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises an impressive standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is a slab of quartz conglomerate, set on end and standing 1.2m in height and measuring 1.2m in thickness from east to west and 0.4m in width.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential with a strong probability of associated archaeological features and deposits and forms an important element in the wider prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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