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Latitude: 52.7102 / 52°42'36"N
Longitude: -3.9054 / 3°54'19"W
OS Eastings: 271369
OS Northings: 314211
OS Grid: SH713142
Mapcode National: GBR 90.272Y
Mapcode Global: WH56V.Z4FL
Entry Name: Llyn Gafr Standing stone
Scheduled Date: 25 April 2003
Source ID: 1048
Cadw Legacy ID: ME219
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises a large, impressive and well-preserved standing stone, which probably dates to the Early Bronze Age (c. 2000-1500 BC). It is some 2.5m high, 2m wide and 1m thick, with the longer axis aligned north to south. It is situated in a prominent position on the shoulder of a col or bwlch to the north-east of Llyn Gafr on the north face of Cadair Idris.
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.
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