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Latitude: 51.6293 / 51°37'45"N
Longitude: -4.9456 / 4°56'44"W
OS Eastings: 196230
OS Northings: 196382
OS Grid: SR962963
Mapcode National: GBR G8.0CFT
Mapcode Global: VH1SD.79BV
Entry Name: Sampson Cross Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 15 March 1960
Source ID: 2069
Cadw Legacy ID: PE345
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is situated onground that slopes gently to the north-east. The stone measures 5ft 6ins x 4ft x 2ft facing north-west and has a smooth and rounded back with cup marks. 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.
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