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Ffrwd standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llandrindod Wells (Llandrindod), Powys

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Latitude: 52.23 / 52°13'48"N

Longitude: -3.3331 / 3°19'59"W

OS Eastings: 309045

OS Northings: 259928

OS Grid: SO090599

Mapcode National: GBR YR.1PVP

Mapcode Global: VH69N.56RT

Entry Name: Ffrwd standing stone

Scheduled Date: 10 November 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4136

Cadw Legacy ID: RD238

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llandrindod Wells (Llandrindod)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises a standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is a large block of stone, standing about 0.9m in height and measuring 0.8m in thickness and 0.7m in width. The standing stone is situated in enclosed rough grazing on a slight saddle in between two knolls on the Careg-wiber Bank. A large boggy pond is situated nearby, to the W of the standing stone.

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. It is circular and measures 12m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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