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Hang Stone Davey Near Lamber Smithy

A Scheduled Monument in The Havens (Yr Hafanau), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.7909 / 51°47'27"N

Longitude: -5.0524 / 5°3'8"W

OS Eastings: 189591

OS Northings: 214657

OS Grid: SM895146

Mapcode National: GBR CG.Y9H7

Mapcode Global: VH1RK.C7WY

Entry Name: Hang Stone Davey Near Lamber Smithy

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2667

Cadw Legacy ID: PE078

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross-marked stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: The Havens (Yr Hafanau)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument consists of a stone with a cross carved into the surface, probably dating to the medieval period wihich is situated in the hedge bank of the south side of the road.

The boulder is set upright but slightly sloping backwards towards hedge and measures 1m in height, 0.6m in width and is 0.2cm in depth. The cross is incised into the back, northen face of the stone.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of medieval Christianity. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A cross marked stone may be 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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