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Standing Stone 252m South of Bencroft Lane

A Scheduled Monument in Rogiet, Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Latitude: 51.586 / 51°35'9"N

Longitude: -2.8021 / 2°48'7"W

OS Eastings: 344522

OS Northings: 187761

OS Grid: ST445877

Mapcode National: GBR JF.CCVY

Mapcode Global: VH7BH.CDZK

Entry Name: Standing Stone 252m South of Bencroft Lane

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1935

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2974

Cadw Legacy ID: MM068

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Rogiet

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone is 2.4m high and 1.5m wide, and tapers to a point at the top. It stands in a shallow depression, 0.3m deep, and leans slightly towards the N.

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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