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Gesail Gyfarch Inscribed Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9528 / 52°57'10"N

Longitude: -4.1745 / 4°10'28"W

OS Eastings: 254009

OS Northings: 341709

OS Grid: SH540417

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.L0D3

Mapcode Global: WH55K.V19L

Entry Name: Gesail Gyfarch Inscribed Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 296

Cadw Legacy ID: CN019

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Inscribed stone

Period: Early Medieval

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dolbenmaen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument consists of a stone with an inscription on the front, probably dating to the medieval period.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of the medieval period. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. An inscribed stone may be 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

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