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Latitude: 52.3153 / 52°18'54"N
Longitude: -3.568 / 3°34'4"W
OS Eastings: 293209
OS Northings: 269730
OS Grid: SN932697
Mapcode National: GBR 9G.W65V
Mapcode Global: VH5CP.32LG
Entry Name: Nant Gwynllyn Standing stone
Scheduled Date: 3 February 2003
Source ID: 3922
Cadw Legacy ID: RD196
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is situated at the head of the valley, approximately 30m south of Nant Gwynllyn. It is some 1.5m high, 2.0m wide and 0.4m thick, with the longer axis aligned east to west.
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. it is a circle and measures 5m in diameter, centred on the stone.
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