MAEN LLIA STANDING STONE

Site Details



NPRN
84541
Map Reference
SN91NW
Grid Reference
SN92421918
Unitary (Local) Authority
Powys
Old County
Brecknockshire
Community
Maescar
Type of Site
STANDING STONE
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Bronze Age

Site Description


Maen Llia is a massive slab of conglomerate stone located at the head of a pass between Fan Llia and Fan Nedd. It measures 3.61m high, 2.75m wide and 0.46m thick. Although it allegedly bears faint traces of a latin/ogam inscription (not recently confirmed), its geometric relationship with nearby Bronze Age monuments points to its prehistoric origins.

Survey revealed that Maen Llia has a precise geometrical relationship with a nearby round cairn (NPRN 84539), a concentric embanked earthwork (84544) and, between all three, a platform (84549).

David Leighton & David Percival, RCAHMW, November 1984.





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