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Cwrt-y-Gollen Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne), Powys

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Latitude: 51.8451 / 51°50'42"N

Longitude: -3.1155 / 3°6'55"W

OS Eastings: 323249

OS Northings: 216862

OS Grid: SO232168

Mapcode National: GBR F1.TXH5

Mapcode Global: VH6CH.YW9G

Entry Name: Cwrt-y-Gollen Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1756

Cadw Legacy ID: BR113

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The standing stone is 4m high, 1m wide and 0.8m thick, tapering to a point 0.3m wide at the top. The E side of the stone is flat while the other three sides are rough and uneven. The stone lies just inside the grounds of the former Cwrt y Gollen Army Training School and has had paving and a wooden fence placed around it.

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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