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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
Source ID: 1755
Cadw Legacy ID: BR112
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Built-Up Area: Llangynidr
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 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.
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