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Latitude: 51.8713 / 51°52'16"N
Longitude: -3.1882 / 3°11'17"W
OS Eastings: 318288
OS Northings: 219860
OS Grid: SO182198
Mapcode National: GBR YY.S9SN
Mapcode Global: VH6CG.P7C9
Entry Name: Penmyarth Standing Stone
Source ID: 1769
Cadw Legacy ID: BR133
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The standing stone is located in a field close to the N shore of the River Usk. It measures 4.5m high, 0.9m wide at the base and 1.3m wide in the middle and is 0.45m thick with a pitted face on the E side and a smooth face on the W side. It is known as the Fish Stone due to its shape, which resembles an upright fish.
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 be 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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