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Cwm-Maerdy Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in New Radnor (Maesyfed), Powys

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Coordinates

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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 502

Cadw Legacy ID: RD113

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: New Radnor (Maesyfed)

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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