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MANSEL JACK; SAMSON'S JACK
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00087w Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Llanrhidian Lower Unitary authority : Swansea NGR : SS4766592148 Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Standing stone Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : Rectangular block of quartzite with long sides to the NW and SE; top pointed, with point at SW side. On a much less pronounced slope than PRN 86w. Now in a hedgerow with a footpath passing alongside. 1.5m NE-SW x 0.8m, 3.2m high GGAT 72
Description : Rectangular block of quartzite with long sides to the NW and SE; top pointed, with point at SW side. On a much less pronounced slope than PRN 86w. Now in a hedgerow with a footpath passing alongside. 1.5m NE-SW x 0.8m, 3.2m high GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites survey 2001.
(1956) The stone is situated on low lying ground and has been incorporated in a modern field boundary. It is 3.2m high, 1.5m wide at base, and 0.8m thick.It has a pointed top. There is no trace of an associated mound or of other stones in the vicinity. (Source 04) (1961 /1976) Mansel Jack or Sampson's Jack, W of Llanrhidian in Gower, at 75m above OD, now incorporated in a field bank. The stone, a quartz conglomerate, is 3.2m high, rising to a blunt point; its base measures 1.5m by 0.8m. (Source 01 ) (1971) Standing stone known locally as ' Samson's Jack ' . Survey correct. (Source 06 ) (1985) Has become rather overgrown since RCAHMW photo , ivy on one side. (Source 09 ) (1989) Some ivy removed, no damage to the stone, basically still as described. ( Source 11 ) (1996) The stone is in good condition , ivy thoroughly dead, stone visible for its whole height on the NW. ( Source 13 )
04/ MM Record card/ OS/// 1957/ SS 49 SE 20/
05/ MM photo/ GGAT/ Lewis/ W/ 1979- 1980//
06/ MM Record card/ OS/// 1977/SS 49 SE 20/
07/ PM Mention// Grimes/ WF/ 1931 -32/ Neath Ant. Soc./ p 90- 93
08/ PM Mention//// 1981/ Arch. Camb/ Vol. CXXX , Report of the Anual Meeting 1980 pp 153- 167
09/ PM Desc text// CADW/ 1985//
10/ MMAP/ GGAT/ Parkhouse J/ 12.02.88/ A 63 .38//
11/ MM Desc text/ CADW/ Burnham HB/ 1989/ AM 107
12/ MMAP/ GGAT/ 1991// A 112-17
13/ MM Desc text/ CADW/ Burnham/ HB/ 1996/ AM 107C
01/pm desc text/RCAHM//1976//I 1/p123 no 548;
03/pm list//Grimes WF/1931/Bull Board Celtic Stud/6 pt1 88-9
02/pm list//Rutter JG/1949/Prehistoric Gower/p47 no5;