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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 ID: 4163
Cadw Legacy ID: CN386
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
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.
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