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Nant y Gledrydd Standing Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Buan, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8988 / 52°53'55"N

Longitude: -4.5389 / 4°32'19"W

OS Eastings: 229324

OS Northings: 336497

OS Grid: SH293364

Mapcode National: GBR 55.PFWM

Mapcode Global: WH44G.7DWL

Entry Name: Nant y Gledrydd Standing Stone

Scheduled Date: 27 June 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1

Cadw Legacy ID: CN395

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Buan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises a fine standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within enclosed improved pasture on a local summit above and to the to the NE of the valley of Nant y Gledrydd. The standing stone measures 2.2m in height, 0.8m in thickness from E to W by about 0.7m in width. Several packing stones are visible around its base.The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices.

The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. 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 5m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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