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Standing Stone north of Bettws Fawr

A Scheduled Monument in Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9408 / 52°56'27"N

Longitude: -4.2861 / 4°17'9"W

OS Eastings: 246475

OS Northings: 340607

OS Grid: SH464406

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.LPBX

Mapcode Global: WH44D.4B8T

Entry Name: Standing Stone N of Bettws Fawr

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2442

Cadw Legacy ID: CN154

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanystumdwy

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It measures 2.7 m high by 0.85 m by 0.6 m and leans slightly to the south.

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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