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Gate Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9394 / 51°56'21"N

Longitude: -4.7489 / 4°44'56"W

OS Eastings: 211138

OS Northings: 230331

OS Grid: SN111303

Mapcode National: GBR CW.MSW1

Mapcode Global: VH2ND.MJS4

Entry Name: Gate Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 19 June 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3064

Cadw Legacy ID: PE288

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and measures 8ft high by 3ft by 1.5ft.

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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