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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 ID: 859
Cadw Legacy ID: BR273
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
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.
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