Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Cefn Llechen Stone Circle

A Scheduled Monument in Penmaenmawr, Conwy

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


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


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

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.