Ancient Standing Stone Restored in Pembrokeshire
One of Pembrokeshire's iconic standing stones was recently restored to its former home after being knocked over by a passing vehicle last year.
The standing stone of Bedd Morris makes for an impressive sight, standing at over six feet tall, and its restoration is welcome news for the local community. The standing stone marks the parish boundary between Pontfaen and Newport in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is a popular attraction amongst visitors enjoying Pembrokeshire cottage holidays.
Phil Bennett, the National Park Authority’s Culture and Heritage Manager, commented on the restoration project, saying that he was delighted that the stone was now securely back in its original setting.
There was some good to come from the knocking down too, as it gave National Park Archaeologist Pete Crane and Professor Geoff Wainwright and chance to excavate around it's location, discovering that the stone had been set over 3,500 years ago and probably served ritual purposes.
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