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Standing Stone south of Cerrig-y-Cledd

A Scheduled Monument in Barmouth (Bermo), Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7576 / 52°45'27"N

Longitude: -4.0124 / 4°0'44"W

OS Eastings: 264290

OS Northings: 319677

OS Grid: SH642196

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.Z9SX

Mapcode Global: WH56F.BYKB

Entry Name: Standing Stone S of Cerrig-y-Cledd

Scheduled Date: 27 January 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2499

Cadw Legacy ID: ME139

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). This prominent stone, about 1.5m high, stands within a coniferous plantation, adjacent to a forestry access track. Earlier accounts record a cairn circle immediately to the NE of the stone.

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 monument's association with the cairn circle therefore adds to its 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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