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Standing Stone 410m North of Church

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3963 / 53°23'46"N

Longitude: -4.4531 / 4°27'11"W

OS Eastings: 236992

OS Northings: 391638

OS Grid: SH369916

Mapcode National: GBR HMCQ.JZH

Mapcode Global: WH41Z.KWQN

Entry Name: Standing Stone 410m North of Church

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3274

Cadw Legacy ID: AN080

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Mechell

Built-Up Area: Llanfechell

Traditional County: Anglesey

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It measures 2.8 m high by 1.6 m by 0.2 m and is aligned north-south. It is leaning to the east.

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.

Source: Cadw

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