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Coed Nant-y-garth, standing stone to north of

A Scheduled Monument in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1915 / 53°11'29"N

Longitude: -4.1839 / 4°11'1"W

OS Eastings: 254190

OS Northings: 368272

OS Grid: SH541682

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.2XVR

Mapcode Global: WH54D.P1WN

Entry Name: Coed Nant-y-garth, standing stone to N of

Scheduled Date: 21 January 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4097

Cadw Legacy ID: CN375

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Pentir

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises a standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in improved pasture on the rounded summit of the hill to the N of Coed Nant-y-garth. It is a squat, rounded stone, standing 1.4m in height and measuring 0.6m in thickness and 0.5m in width.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential with a strong probability of associated archaeological features and deposits and forms an important element in the wider prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 5m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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