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Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Dinas Cross (Dinas), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0114 / 52°0'40"N

Longitude: -4.9038 / 4°54'13"W

OS Eastings: 200817

OS Northings: 238750

OS Grid: SN008387

Mapcode National: GBR CN.HJB6

Mapcode Global: VH1QG.YPFZ

Entry Name: Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 1 August 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 997

Cadw Legacy ID: PE199

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Dinas Cross (Dinas)

Built-Up Area: Dinas Cross

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The standing stone measures 2m in height, it is 0.9m wide and 0.5m deep at the base and tapers to a fine point.

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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