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Llecheiddior Stone Circle

A Scheduled Monument in Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7754 / 52°46'31"N

Longitude: -4.0603 / 4°3'37"W

OS Eastings: 261115

OS Northings: 321748

OS Grid: SH611217

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.YB4H

Mapcode Global: WH56D.LHQN

Entry Name: Llecheiddior Stone Circle

Scheduled Date: 11 September 1991

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3239

Cadw Legacy ID: ME129

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The site consists of a couple of standing stones and a low bank in a field which is now more or less rough grazing but may have been improved at some time in the past. Where the bank is best preserved (on the N and NE) it is no more than 30 or 40 cm high, but the whole circumference is nevertheless visible.

The largest remaining standing stone leans markedly to the SW. Another, smaller, stone leans in almost the same direction.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual and funerary practises. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

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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