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Maen Llwyd Standing Stones

A Scheduled Monument in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

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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

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