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Standing Stone east of Llangoed Wood

A Scheduled Monument in Bronllys, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0476 / 52°2'51"N

Longitude: -3.2804 / 3°16'49"W

OS Eastings: 312290

OS Northings: 239579

OS Grid: SO122395

Mapcode National: GBR YT.F4YD

Mapcode Global: VH6BG.3S4N

Entry Name: Standing Stone E of Llangoed Wood

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1738

Cadw Legacy ID: BR086

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Bronllys

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The standing stone lies in the centre of a field on the western bank of river Wye. It is sandstone, 2.3m high, 0.8m wide and 0.5m thick, and leans towards the SW. The stone is roughly straight sided and there are some packing stones visible around the base on the SW side.

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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