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Great Oak Road standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Crickhowell (Crughywel), Powys

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Latitude: 51.8593 / 51°51'33"N

Longitude: -3.1315 / 3°7'53"W

OS Eastings: 322173

OS Northings: 218464

OS Grid: SO221184

Mapcode National: GBR F0.T5VK

Mapcode Global: VH6CH.NJVH

Entry Name: Great Oak Road standing stone

Scheduled Date: 4 November 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4177

Cadw Legacy ID: BR301

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Built-Up Area: Crickhowell

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises a fine standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within enclosed pasture on the slopes to the E of Crickhowell. The standing stone measures 2.4m in height, 1.7m in thickness from NW to SE by 0.5m in width. It commands fine views around its W arc.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 8m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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