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Latitude: 51.9317 / 51°55'54"N
Longitude: -3.326 / 3°19'33"W
OS Eastings: 308929
OS Northings: 226741
OS Grid: SO089267
Mapcode National: GBR YR.NKN7
Mapcode Global: VH6C0.9QK0
Entry Name: The Peterstone
Scheduled Date: 26 July 1999
Source ID: 1591
Cadw Legacy ID: BR268
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone is located on the grass verge close to the A40 at Llanhamlach and stands to a height of 1.45m. The surface of the stone has artificially smoothed surfaces and bevelled edges which are probably later additions to the stone.
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 square with sides of 2.5m surrouinding the stone.
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