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STANDING STONE 252M SOUTH OF BENCROFT LANE

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00468g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Site Type : Standing stone
Period : Bronze Age
Community : Rogiet
NGR : ST44528776
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
During the present visit a triangular shaped standing stone situated in a large pasture field adjacent to the M4 motorway was noted, it is surrounded by a slight hollow with a modern earthen bank to the N. The stone is aligned N-S and leans to the NE; t

Description :
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During the present visit a triangular shaped standing stone situated in a large pasture field adjacent to the M4 motorway was noted, it is surrounded by a slight hollow with a modern earthen bank to the N. The stone is aligned N-S and leans to the NE; the stone is thicker at the base than at the top, the S edge is almost verticle while the N edge tapers to a point. The stone is a conglomerate and has a red calcite deposit over much its length.
Dimensions: diameter 1.5m x 0.6m (base); height 2.4m
(1933) Very weathered upright boulder of local stone 8ft high and 2ft thick at base, 5ft wide at 3ft from ground. Set well into ground, no signs of mound. Pasture (Source 04/03)

(1957) Stone is 2.3m high, 1.6m wide & 0.5m thick at the base tapering towards the top. It leans with its broad side to the NW & is considerably weathered. It is situated in low lying land at the foot of a SE facing slope. There is no trace of an associated mound or of similar stones in the vicinity. The stone at ST 44478758 has apparently been removed. (Source 02)

(1987) Stone stands in a large pasture field, in a small depression c.0.3m deep. It is c.2.4m high and 1.5m across at the base, tapering to a point at the top. The stone is 0.5m wide at the base, tapering to 0.3m at the top. It is leaning slightly towards the N. (Source 04)
GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project 2003

Sources :
GGAT , 1988 , A Question of Time Archaeological Implications of the Second Severn Crossing.
07/Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file
02/MM Record Card/OS//1957/ST 48 NW 14/
01/PM List//Min of Works/1950/List of Anc Mons/p136
03/MM Desc Text/Cadw//1933/AM 7/
04/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/1987/AM 107/
05/Pm Desc Text/A Question of Time - Archaeological implications of the Second Severn Crossing/GGAT/1988/GGAT SMR Report Archive
Pm desc text/Evans EM/2003/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project

Events :
E001482 : Archaeological assessment of the Second Severn Crossing. (year : 1988)
E003923 : Archaeological Desk-top Study: The M4 Relief Road (year : 1993)

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