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Llangybi Standing Stone

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00358g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Llangybi
NGR : ST3804596385
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Standing stone
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
Described by Bradney (1921) as the most ancient object in the parish, the standing stone is situated in Waen-ffeirad (Priests' Meadow) and is thought to be the stone erected to commemorate the spot where St Cybi pitched his tent upon arrival from the River Usk.

Description :
Described by Bradney (1921) as the most ancient object in the parish, the standing stone is situated in Waen-ffeirad (Priests' Meadow) and is thought to be the stone erected to commemorate the spot where St Cybi pitched his tent upon arrival from the River Usk. The standing stone is a triangular shaped conglomerate situated in improved pasture. The stone is wide at its base, quite thick and rises to a point.
Reference: Bradney, JA, 1921, History of Monmouth, Volume 3, 96
Dimensions: width 1.7m; thickness 0.3-0.5m; height 1.7m
(1921) The most ancient object in the parish is a standing stone situated half-way between the church and the river in a meadow known as Waen-y-ffeirad (the priests meadow), it is possible that this stone commemorates the spot in the meadow in which Cybi (C6th) pitched his tent on his arrival by boat up its river. (Source 04/01)

(1957) The stone is 2m high & 1.4m wide at base & 0.4m thick. It is of conglomerate & has a pointed top. It is very weathered. Stone stands in a slight, probably cattle worn, hollow. There is no associated mound of visible trace of other similar stones. (Source 04)

(1987) The stone is situated in a large flat field in the flood-plain of the river Usk, E of Llangibby. The field is growing a grass crop for hay. The stone stands in a small depression, 3 by 2m, with nettles around it. It is of reddish stone, 1.7m high, 0.3m thick, and 1m across the base, narrowing to a point at the top. It is orientated NW-SE. There are traces of a wide gently curving groove on the NW side. (Source 05)

(1992) ".(The) local folklore is that the stone marks the spot where St Ciby landed when he sailed from Cornwall.known locally as St Cilby's stone". (Source 06)
GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project 2003

Sources :
Pearson, A F and Lewis, R , 2003 , Prehistoric funerary and ritual sites. Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan
06/MM Desc Text/ AM107/Tayor F/1992
02/PM Desc Text//Evans CJO/1954/Monm Hist & Topog/p330
04/MM Record Card/OS//1957/ST 39 NE 36/
05/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/1987//
03/PM List//Min of Works/1955/Anc Mons in England & Wales/p92
01/PM Desc Text//Bradney JA/1921/Hist of Monm/V3 p96
Pm desc text/Evans EM/2003/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project

Events :
E001760 : Field visit Llangybi Standing Stone (year : 2003)
E001761 : Field visit Llangybi Standing Stone (year : 1987)
E001762 : Field visit Llangybi Standing Stone (year : 1992)
E001763 : Field visit Llangybi Standing Stone (year : 2002)

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