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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
Source ID: 1773
Cadw Legacy ID: BR144
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
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.
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