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Llangibby Bottom Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llangybi, Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6628 / 51°39'46"N

Longitude: -2.8971 / 2°53'49"W

OS Eastings: 338046

OS Northings: 196385

OS Grid: ST380963

Mapcode National: GBR J9.6KYZ

Mapcode Global: VH7B1.QGSM

Entry Name: Llangibby Bottom Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 9 March 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2983

Cadw Legacy ID: MM106

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Llangybi

Built-Up Area: Llangybi

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated in a field on the flood plain of the river Usk E of Llangibby. The standing stone comprises a reddish conglomerate and measures 1.7m high, 0.3m thick and 1.8m wide at the base. It tapers to a point at the top. The stone stands in a shallow depression, 3m long by 2m wide.

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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