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Standing Stone North of Tretower

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin), Powys

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Latitude: 51.8898 / 51°53'23"N

Longitude: -3.1923 / 3°11'32"W

OS Eastings: 318040

OS Northings: 221916

OS Grid: SO180219

Mapcode National: GBR YY.R2ST

Mapcode Global: VH6C8.MR6P

Entry Name: Standing Stone North of Tretower

Scheduled Date: 30 June 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 859

Cadw Legacy ID: BR273

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located within a later hedge bank. The stone is of Old Red Sandstone and measures 1.15m x 0.85m and stands to a height of 2.25m above the surrounding ground level.

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. It is circular with a diameter of 4m, centered on the stone.

Source: Cadw

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