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Hirdre-Faig Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llanddyfnan, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Latitude: 53.247 / 53°14'49"N

Longitude: -4.2731 / 4°16'23"W

OS Eastings: 248426

OS Northings: 374627

OS Grid: SH484746

Mapcode National: GBR HNT3.PCY

Mapcode Global: WH42V.BNF5

Entry Name: Hirdre-Faig Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 21 August 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1185

Cadw Legacy ID: AN155

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Llanddyfnan

Traditional County: Anglesey


The monument comprises a large standing stone that probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is located within an enclosed field of improved pasture on an E-W aligned ridge. The standing stone measures 2.5m tall, 1.4m wide and 0.5m in depth. It is aligned N-S and has a weathered surface. The stone has a rectangular profile with parallel sides that rise to a bluntly rounded point. The stone leans to the W. There are packing stones visible on the W side. The stone is made of a local igneous rock and is notable for its quartz veins.

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 areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 6m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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