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Llech Gron

A Scheduled Monument in Llansantffraed (Llansanffraid), Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2624 / 52°15'44"N

Longitude: -4.1371 / 4°8'13"W

OS Eastings: 254246

OS Northings: 264849

OS Grid: SN542648

Mapcode National: GBR 8P.ZQ02

Mapcode Global: VH4G3.7DQG

Entry Name: Llech Gron

Scheduled Date: 16 September 1949

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1869

Cadw Legacy ID: CD093

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llansantffraed (Llansanffraid)

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). Llech Gron is c.4m high, c.3m wide at its base and c.1.3m thick, with two flattish wide faces and irregular sides. The stone is weathered and very tilted. A low mound of stones around the base may reflect field clearance during ploughing.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. It 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 intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Standing stones are often 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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