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Gwern-Wyddog Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llywel, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9414 / 51°56'28"N

Longitude: -3.6987 / 3°41'55"W

OS Eastings: 283326

OS Northings: 228349

OS Grid: SN833283

Mapcode National: GBR Y8.MWQG

Mapcode Global: VH5FB.TGZL

Entry Name: Gwern-Wyddog Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1773

Cadw Legacy ID: BR144

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llywel

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone is roughly lozenge shaped, formed of conglomerate, 2.3m high, 1.2m wide and 1.4m thick and stands on a gentle SE-facing slope. There are small stones around the base of the stone, and a larger recumbent one just to the N, however these are likely to be the result of modern clearance.

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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