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Latitude: 52.2117 / 52°12'42"N
Longitude: -3.4458 / 3°26'44"W
OS Eastings: 301311
OS Northings: 258040
OS Grid: SO013580
Mapcode National: GBR YL.2ZW7
Mapcode Global: VH69L.7N6V
Entry Name: Pen-y-bont Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 24 August 1999
Source ID: 861
Cadw Legacy ID: BR265
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Community: Llanyre (Llanllŷr)
Built-Up Area: Newbridge-on-Wye
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 is irregular in form, measuring 1,2m x 0.7m at its base and standing to a height of 1.75m, with a flat top. The stone stands within a hollow measuring 3.5m and is surrounded by packing stones.
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 circular with a diameter of 5m, centred on the stone.
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