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Maes-Mochnant Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.814 / 52°48'50"N

Longitude: -3.2819 / 3°16'54"W

OS Eastings: 313695

OS Northings: 324819

OS Grid: SJ136248

Mapcode National: GBR 6T.VTG6

Mapcode Global: WH78V.KJDL

Entry Name: Maes-Mochnant Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2934

Cadw Legacy ID: DE089

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It measures 3.65m high, 0.6m wide at widest point and about 0.3m thick.

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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