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Bwlch y Ddeufaen Standing Stones

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfairfechan, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2278 / 53°13'39"N

Longitude: -3.9271 / 3°55'37"W

OS Eastings: 271450

OS Northings: 371812

OS Grid: SH714718

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.0LHS

Mapcode Global: WH54B.N44C

Entry Name: Bwlch y Ddeufaen Standing Stones

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 557

Cadw Legacy ID: CN129

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Llanfairfechan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of a two standing stones and a cairn

1, a standing stone c.3.5m high by 1.5m by 1.2m, rising to a blunt point, with packing stones visible about its base. 2, a standing stone c.2.0m high by 1.2m by 0.5m, having flat faces on the east & west. One of the two stones has been recently resurrected. 3, A round cairn, c.18m in diameter, having one side of a cist, c.1.5m long, exposed at its centre

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual. The site forms an important element within the wider later prehistoric context and within the surrounding landscape. The site is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential.

Source: Cadw

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