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Llwyn-y-Fedwen Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llangynidr, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8757 / 51°52'32"N

Longitude: -3.2271 / 3°13'37"W

OS Eastings: 315618

OS Northings: 220389

OS Grid: SO156203

Mapcode National: GBR YX.S04G

Mapcode Global: VH6CG.03SY

Entry Name: Llwyn-y-Fedwen Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1755

Cadw Legacy ID: BR112

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llangynidr

Built-Up Area: Llangynidr

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone measures 4.2m high, 1.2m broad and 1m thick and is formed from an erratic limestone. It is sited on a small natural knoll, and leans slightly to the N. It is amongst the tallest standing stones in Wales.

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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