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Standing Stone above Craig Rhiwnant

A Scheduled Monument in Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy), Powys

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Latitude: 52.2386 / 52°14'18"N

Longitude: -3.6392 / 3°38'21"W

OS Eastings: 288164

OS Northings: 261307

OS Grid: SN881613

Mapcode National: GBR YB.15Y3

Mapcode Global: VH5CT.VZZS

Entry Name: Standing Stone above Craig Rhiwnant

Scheduled Date: 26 September 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 770

Cadw Legacy ID: BR210

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on a ridge top and measures 1.4m high (1.66m above eroded ground surface on one side). It is roughly triangular in cross section, and has an uneven pointed top. Peat cutting has revealed a mound of packing stones around the base of the standing stone.

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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