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Standing Stone north of Golden Grove

A Scheduled Monument in The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8537 / 51°51'13"N

Longitude: -3.1051 / 3°6'18"W

OS Eastings: 323982

OS Northings: 217811

OS Grid: SO239178

Mapcode National: GBR F2.TDD4

Mapcode Global: VH78Z.4N9T

Entry Name: Standing Stone N of Golden Grove

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1793

Cadw Legacy ID: BR171

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)

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 stone is situated in the valley bottom on a terrace raised c. 0.7m above the rest of the field. It measures c. 1.2m high, 0.4m wide and 0.3m across. It is roughly rectangular in section and there are small stones at the base of the stone that may be packing stones.

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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