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Standing Stone on Mynydd Illtyd

A Scheduled Monument in Glyn Tarell, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9278 / 51°55'40"N

Longitude: -3.4908 / 3°29'26"W

OS Eastings: 297589

OS Northings: 226526

OS Grid: SN975265

Mapcode National: GBR YK.NLRT

Mapcode Global: VH5FG.FTX0

Entry Name: Standing Stone on Mynydd Illtyd

Scheduled Date: 30 October 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3459

Cadw Legacy ID: BR228

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Glyn Tarell

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 stands 1m high and is square in section and is made of local red sandstone. It has been worn by sheep rubbing and there is an erosion hollow around the base. An outlying boulder on one side may be an associated feature. The stones are situated on flattish ground in unimproved moorland.

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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