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Waun Leuci Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Cray (Crai), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8803 / 51°52'48"N

Longitude: -3.6654 / 3°39'55"W

OS Eastings: 285463

OS Northings: 221499

OS Grid: SN854214

Mapcode National: GBR Y9.RRH2

Mapcode Global: VH5FK.FZ3Z

Entry Name: Waun Leuci Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 18 May 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1574

Cadw Legacy ID: BR255

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Cray (Crai)

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 is a large, flat slab of sandstone measuring 1.5m by 0.25m and stands to a height of 2.2m. It stands in a prominent position on a natural terrace half way up the west facing slope of the Tawe valley. 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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