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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
Source ID: 3216
Cadw Legacy ID: ME068
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
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.