Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Maen Llwyd Standing Stones

A Scheduled Monument in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 52.8786 / 52°52'43"N

Longitude: -3.9226 / 3°55'21"W

OS Eastings: 270713

OS Northings: 332971

OS Grid: SH707329

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.QMM9

Mapcode Global: WH55W.QX91

Entry Name: Maen Llwyd Standing Stones

Scheduled Date: 9 April 1991

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 536

Cadw Legacy ID: ME115

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Trawsfynydd

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The two stones stand in an area which is clearly often damp, with a drainage ditch immediately to the NW of the larger stone, and another c 1.5 m to its NE - rather further than this from the smaller stone.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric funerary and ritual practises. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.