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Standing Stone 350m north of Knightston Farm

A Scheduled Monument in St. Mary Out Liberty (Llanfair Dinbych-y-pysgod), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.6959 / 51°41'45"N

Longitude: -4.7167 / 4°42'59"W

OS Eastings: 212345

OS Northings: 203178

OS Grid: SN123031

Mapcode National: GBR GD.QCTF

Mapcode Global: VH2PL.6MBS

Entry Name: Standing Stone 350m N of Knightston Farm

Scheduled Date: 4 August 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1156

Cadw Legacy ID: PE511

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: St. Mary Out Liberty (Llanfair Dinbych-y-pysgod)

Built-Up Area: New Hedges

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


A magnificent sandstone monolith, measuring 2.1m tall, 0.65m wide and 0.4m deep, located on a flattened ridge top. It is earthfast, oriented E-W and tapers to a blunt and square point.

The standing stone is thought to be of religious or ceremonial significance and to date to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). This example is an important local landmark. The monument is likely to retain significant archaeological deposits and enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 6m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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