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Waunewydd standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Cray (Crai), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8975 / 51°53'51"N

Longitude: -3.6372 / 3°38'13"W

OS Eastings: 287445

OS Northings: 223375

OS Grid: SN874233

Mapcode National: GBR YC.QLFG

Mapcode Global: VH5FK.XK0Q

Entry Name: Waunewydd standing stone

Scheduled Date: 25 January 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4262

Cadw Legacy ID: BR336

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Cray (Crai)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises a fine standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within enclosed pasture on the E-facing slopes above and to the W of Afon Crai, in the foothills of the Black Mountain. The standing stone is situated within an old field boundary and measures 1.7m in height, 1.2m in thickness from NNW to SSE by 0.8m in width. The stone is a strikingly angular block of weathered stone and boasts fine views up the valley towards the SSE. Much field clearance surrounds its base.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. 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 an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 8m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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