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Latitude: 53.3856 / 53°23'7"N
Longitude: -4.5068 / 4°30'24"W
OS Eastings: 233378
OS Northings: 390562
OS Grid: SH333905
Mapcode National: GBR HM7R.JC5
Mapcode Global: WH424.R53D
Entry Name: Pen-yr-Orsedd Standing Stones
Source ID: 2532
Cadw Legacy ID: AN081
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)
Traditional County: Anglesey
The monument comprises the remains of two standing stones, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC).
The stones lie approximately 250m apart. The northern stone stands just below the crest of a low hill. It is 3.75 m high, 1.5 m wide and 0.6 m thick. The southern stone is impressively tall, about 3 m; about 1.4 m wide, but only about 0.25 m thick. It is oriented with the narrow sides facing north-east and south-west.
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.