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Maen Beuno

A Scheduled Monument in Berriew (Aberriw), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6036 / 52°36'12"N

Longitude: -3.1785 / 3°10'42"W

OS Eastings: 320285

OS Northings: 301297

OS Grid: SJ202012

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.903M

Mapcode Global: WH79W.4TPD

Entry Name: Maen Beuno

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1990

Cadw Legacy ID: MG042

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It measures 1.6m high by 1m x 0.6m at the base and leans to the north-east.

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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