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Latitude: 51.4695 / 51°28'10"N
Longitude: -3.5722 / 3°34'19"W
OS Eastings: 290894
OS Northings: 175675
OS Grid: SS908756
Mapcode National: GBR HD.LQ5X
Mapcode Global: VH5HR.1BDB
Entry Name: Stepsau Duon
Source ID: 2255
Cadw Legacy ID: GM185
Schedule Class: Transport
Category: Stepping stones
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Community: St. Bride's Major (Saint-y-Brid)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises of a number of stepping stones, which provide pedestrian access across the river. Probably dating to the medieval period, there are 16 evenly spaced stepping stones of blue lias limestone which cross the Afon Alun. They are situated just downstream (north-west) from a ford where the road crosses the river. They are roughly rectangular, c. 0.5-0.7m across and their upper surfaces are very worn.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of early transport systems. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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