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Sarn Meyllteyrn churchyard standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Botwnnog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8641 / 52°51'50"N

Longitude: -4.6202 / 4°37'12"W

OS Eastings: 223716

OS Northings: 332837

OS Grid: SH237328

Mapcode National: GBR 52.RL4K

Mapcode Global: WH44M.086N

Entry Name: Sarn Meyllteyrn churchyard standing stone

Scheduled Date: 17 February 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1089

Cadw Legacy ID: CN382

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Botwnnog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Description

The monument comprises a fine standing stone, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within the churchyard at Sarn Meyllteyrn. The standing stone measures 2.5m in height, 0.45m in thickness from N to S by 0.3m in width.

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. Its importance is further enhanced by the later association with the churchyard.

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 2m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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