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Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00655m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Gelligaer Unitary authority : Caerphilly NGR : ST1269997432 Site Type (preferred type first) : Prehistoric cup marked stone / Prehistoric Chambered tomb Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : A weathered, approximately rectangular block of stone, lying flat within a pasture field. The block is 2.6m long NE-SW, 1.7m wide and 0.6m thick. On its upper surface there are in excess of 40 cupmarks, varying from 40-115mm in diameter, and from 5-60mm
Description : A weathered, approximately rectangular block of stone, lying flat within a pasture field. The block is 2.6m long NE-SW, 1.7m wide and 0.6m thick. On its upper surface there are in excess of 40 cup-marks, varying from 40-115mm in diameter, and from 5-60mm deep, depending on the extent of weathering of the surface. RCAHMW reported two more stones visible under the W corner of the main stone, and suggested that the cup-marks were made on the capstone of a cromlech, now collapsed. Dimensions: length 2.6m; wdt 1.7m; thick 0.6m
(1960/1976) On ground falling gently to the SW. An approximately rectangular block of stone, much weathered at the corners, lying flat on the ground surface, is 2.6m long NE-SW by 1.7m wide and about 0.6m thick. The upper surface is covered with a haphazard series of 33 cup-marks varying from 40 to 115mm in diameter, and from 5 to 60mm deep, depending on the degre of weathering at the suface. There are also 17 more cup-marks which are too weathered for precise measurement, but whose presence is certain. Others may have been completely worn away. Two more slabs of stone are just visible under the W corner of the main stone, suggesting the possibility that the cup-marks were made on the capstone of a cromlech, now collapsed. (Source 01)
(1985) A roughly rectangular flat-topped stone, standing in a field 2x1.5x0.5m. On its upper surface are approx 40 cup-marks, some larger and deeper than others. Two are joined by narrow grooves (Source 06) GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project 2003