Standing Stones Brecon Beacons
Aberyscir Standing Stone
You do not need to go far to see another standing stone. We have our very own in Aberyscir. Sitting in a dip in a field just across the river Yscir the stone is far taller than first impressions.
The standing stone probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 – 800 BC). The stone is 4m high, 1.2m wide and 1m broad and leans slightly to the E. It stands on a long mound which measures 10m long by 5m wide and 1.2m high at the north end, sloping down to 0.25m high at the south end. Small stones are visible around the base of the stone and along the mound.
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.