MISKIN MENHIR, NOT IN SITU
Map Reference ST08SE
Grid Reference ST05768073
Unitary (Local) Authority Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
Old County Glamorgan
Type of Site STANDING STONE
Broad Class Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period Bronze Age
Site Description NAR ST08SE14
A standing stone was discovered at Miskin during fieldwork in advance of the construction of the M4 motorway. A limited excavation showed an oval, or boat-shaped, area of compacted stones covered a shallow pit to the N of the stone. Two whetstones were condition=Moved STATUS=0 LINKED TO NPRN= 0.00000
The stone has been re-erected from ST05858075 to ST05768073, 16.5m from its original position, in a field to the W of the motorway embankment.
The stone measures 1.05m high, 1.68m wide (NE-SW) and 0.52m thick at its SW edge (only 0.35m at the NE edge).
Discovered in the course of pre-motorway construction reconnaissance, limited excavation revealed an oval or 'boat-shaped' area of compacted stones covering a shallow pit containing two whetstones and some charcoal.
visited D.K.Leighton 14 April 1989