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Plas Bodafon, standing stone to WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Moelfre, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Latitude: 53.3444 / 53°20'39"N

Longitude: -4.2907 / 4°17'26"W

OS Eastings: 247602

OS Northings: 385504

OS Grid: SH476855

Mapcode National: GBR HMSV.TJV

Mapcode Global: WH42G.263F

Entry Name: Plas Bodafon, standing stone to WNW of

Scheduled Date: 9 December 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4178

Cadw Legacy ID: AN151

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Moelfre

Traditional County: Anglesey


The monument comprises a fine standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within woodland on the lower E-facing slopes of Mynydd Bodafon. The standing stone measures about 1.6m in height, 0.8m in thickness and 0.8m in width and is situated on a slight knoll. The stone is of unusual quartzite composition.

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 scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 6m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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