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Ffridd Newydd, Stone Circle c.600m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Ceulanamaesmawr, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.5028 / 52°30'9"N

Longitude: -3.9153 / 3°54'55"W

OS Eastings: 270088

OS Northings: 291154

OS Grid: SN700911

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z.HJMY

Mapcode Global: VH4F2.2CZ7

Entry Name: Ffridd Newydd, Stone Circle c.600m NW of

Scheduled Date: 14 August 2007

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1211

Cadw Legacy ID: CD234

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Ceulanamaesmawr

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises the remains of a stone circle, also known as Moel y Llyn, and associated standing stone, both probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). They are located in a saddle between Moel y Llyn to the E and Moel y Garn to the W. The stone circle (Item 'A') is oval in shape on plan and measures c. 23m N-S by 21.5m E-W. It consists of 33 orthostats, none of which measure more than 0.4m in height. The W side of the stone circle is better preserved than the E side. An earthfast standing stone (Item 'B') is located c. 30m to the W of Item 'A' and measures c. 0.3m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual and ceremonial practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around within which related evidence may be expected to survive. The scheduled area is sub-rectangular in shape on plan and measures 62m E-W by 40m transversely.

Source: Cadw

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