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Glynllifon standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llandwrog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0751 / 53°4'30"N

Longitude: -4.3036 / 4°18'13"W

OS Eastings: 245773

OS Northings: 355575

OS Grid: SH457555

Mapcode National: GBR 5G.BC1N

Mapcode Global: WH43L.VYTY

Entry Name: Glynllifon standing stone

Scheduled Date: 13 January 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1075

Cadw Legacy ID: CN356

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llandwrog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises an impressive standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is a large narrow block of stone, standing 2m in height and measuring 0.8m in thickness and 0.7m 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 2m in diameter, except on the SE where it abuts (and does not extend into) the concrete setting of the sewage tank.

Source: Cadw

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