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Standing Stone NNW of Sandy Haven House

A Scheduled Monument in St. Ishmael's (Llanisan-yn-Rhos), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7332 / 51°43'59"N

Longitude: -5.1167 / 5°7'0"W

OS Eastings: 184883

OS Northings: 208430

OS Grid: SM848084

Mapcode National: GBR G4.DVPM

Mapcode Global: VH1RQ.8PCP

Entry Name: Standing Stone NNW of Sandy Haven House

Scheduled Date: 3 April 1962

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2710

Cadw Legacy ID: PE358

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: St. Ishmael's (Llanisan-yn-Rhos)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone stands near a hedge in a field to the north of the road and stands 6ft 6ins high x 3ft ins broad x 1ft 8ins thick.

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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