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Fennifach Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Yscir (Ysgir), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9614 / 51°57'41"N

Longitude: -3.4317 / 3°25'54"W

OS Eastings: 301724

OS Northings: 230183

OS Grid: SO017301

Mapcode National: GBR YM.LPD5

Mapcode Global: VH6BR.GYNR

Entry Name: Fennifach Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 13 December 1984

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1806

Cadw Legacy ID: BR189

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Yscir (Ysgir)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone is 2m high, 1.5m broad and 0.3-0.4m wide and roughly trapezoidal in shape. It stands in an area of overgrown scrub between an old roadway and a railway embankment.

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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