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Ffynnon- Druidion Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Pencaer (Pen-caer), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9877 / 51°59'15"N

Longitude: -5.0287 / 5°1'43"W

OS Eastings: 192132

OS Northings: 236467

OS Grid: SM921364

Mapcode National: GBR CH.JWX1

Mapcode Global: VH1QL.S9CL

Entry Name: Ffynnon- Druidion Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 233

Cadw Legacy ID: PE259

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Pencaer (Pen-caer)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The standing stone measures 2.25m in height, is 1.3m wide by 0.7m deep and has a fissured appearance.

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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