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Cefn Llechen Stone Circle

A Scheduled Monument in Penmaenmawr, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.26 / 53°15'36"N

Longitude: -3.8792 / 3°52'45"W

OS Eastings: 274744

OS Northings: 375317

OS Grid: SH747753

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZBR.Y2

Mapcode Global: WH545.DB04

Entry Name: Cefn Llechen Stone Circle

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1958

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4348

Cadw Legacy ID: CN124

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Penmaenmawr

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a stone circle, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The remains consist of 3 standing stones, the largest being 1.5m x 0.7m, and 3 fallen stones. The circle is about 10m in diameter and is crossed by a trackway.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Stone circles are often part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can be further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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