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Latitude: 52.2207 / 52°13'14"N
Longitude: -3.2574 / 3°15'26"W
OS Eastings: 314201
OS Northings: 258794
OS Grid: SO142587
Mapcode National: GBR YV.2BMZ
Mapcode Global: VH69P.HG90
Entry Name: Cwm-Maerdy Standing Stone
Source ID: 502
Cadw Legacy ID: RD113
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Community: New Radnor (Maesyfed)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The Cwm-Maerdy Standing Stone is sited on the crest of a low rounded hill and is almost square at the base, measuring c.0.87m by c.0.7m, but tapers to a rough point at the top. It leans at an angle of 80 degrees towards the west and is now c.1.47m high.
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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