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Moel Gwynus Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Pistyll, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9503 / 52°57'1"N

Longitude: -4.4635 / 4°27'48"W

OS Eastings: 234589

OS Northings: 342052

OS Grid: SH345420

Mapcode National: GBR 58.L27K

Mapcode Global: WH449.D3RK

Entry Name: Moel Gwynus Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 15 November 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1144

Cadw Legacy ID: CN394

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Pistyll

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


This substantial standing stone probably dates to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is located on the lower eastern slopes of Moel Gwynus approximately 600 m ESE of the summit, immediately to the east of a north-south oriented field boundary. It enjoys good views to the east over a valley. The standing stone is 1.8 m in height and 0.7 m by 0.7 m in length and width respectively. The stone is roughly quadrilateral in section and has a somewhat blunt and pointed top. Packing stones are visible around the base.

This well-preserved monument retains significant archaeological potential as there is a strong chance that associated archaeological deposits and features may survive underneath the associated field bank. It is an important local landmark and represents a notable element in the wider prehistoric and funerary landscape.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 10 m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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