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Latitude: 53.2442 / 53°14'39"N
Longitude: -3.8912 / 3°53'28"W
OS Eastings: 273900
OS Northings: 373574
OS Grid: SH739735
Mapcode National: GBR 1Z8X.CR
Mapcode Global: WH545.6QB9
Entry Name: Maen Penddu
Source ID: 3427
Cadw Legacy ID: CN126
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on the north-east slopes of Tal y Fan and measures 1.9m high by 1.4m by 0.6m.
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.
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