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Latitude: 52.8378 / 52°50'16"N
Longitude: -4.6234 / 4°37'24"W
OS Eastings: 223393
OS Northings: 329923
OS Grid: SH233299
Mapcode National: GBR 51.TCCD
Mapcode Global: WH33G.YXKV
Entry Name: Mynydd Rhiw Stone Axe Factory
Scheduled Date: 5 December 1985
Source ID: 554
Cadw Legacy ID: CN207
Schedule Class: Industrial
Category: Axe factory
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Three quarry scoops of Neolithic date, associated with stone axe production. Each is approx. 5 m in diameter, terraced into the hill slope with a pronounced bank on the W side and slighter on E. Now in heather moorland with shale exposed in places. It is one of very few surviving sites in Britain with evidence of stone axe production, and is linked with the Neolithic axe trade.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Neolithic stone axe production and trade. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
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