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Llynnau Cregennen Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Arthog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7057 / 52°42'20"N

Longitude: -3.982 / 3°58'55"W

OS Eastings: 266187

OS Northings: 313842

OS Grid: SH661138

Mapcode National: GBR 8X.2L6S

Mapcode Global: WH56T.T803

Entry Name: Llynnau Cregennen Standing Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3216

Cadw Legacy ID: ME068

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Arthog

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is a tapering pillar 2m high, with sides 0.9m and 0.75m wide, and is roughly triangular in cross-section. The longer horizontal axis runs north-south. It lies on level ground at the foot of a hillock not far from an ancient routeway through the Meirionnydd hills, and is among a number of sites in the local area which represent the ritual and settlement landscape along this routeway.

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 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. It is circular and measures 15m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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