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Fach-goch, standing stone to SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9486 / 52°56'54"N

Longitude: -4.1321 / 4°7'55"W

OS Eastings: 256842

OS Northings: 341152

OS Grid: SH568411

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.LBQD

Mapcode Global: WH55L.H4JV

Entry Name: Fach-goch, standing stone to SSE of

Scheduled Date: 4 November 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4163

Cadw Legacy ID: CN386

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Porthmadog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises a fine standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within enclosed pasture about 130m to the SSE of Fach-goch. The standing stone measures 2.2m in height, 0.8m in thickness from NNW to SSE by 0.4m in width. It commands fine views around its E arc.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 9m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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