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Penbryn Mawr standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0598 / 53°3'35"N

Longitude: -4.2998 / 4°17'59"W

OS Eastings: 245974

OS Northings: 353862

OS Grid: SH459538

Mapcode National: GBR 5G.CCYZ

Mapcode Global: WH43S.XCM5

Entry Name: Penbryn Mawr standing stone

Scheduled Date: 30 June 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4105

Cadw Legacy ID: CN373

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllyfni

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises an impressive standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is a tall thin stone, tapering to a rounded point and standing 1.7m in height and measuring 0.5m in thickness and 0.4m in width.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential with a strong probability of associated archaeological features and deposits and forms an important element in the wider prehistoric funerary and ritual 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 4m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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