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Standing Stones

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3965 / 53°23'47"N

Longitude: -4.462 / 4°27'43"W

OS Eastings: 236400

OS Northings: 391681

OS Grid: SH364916

Mapcode National: GBR HMCQ.DX6

Mapcode Global: WH41Z.FWHJ

Entry Name: Standing Stones

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 527

Cadw Legacy ID: AN030

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Standing stone

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Mechell

Traditional County: Anglesey

Description

The monument comprises the remains of three standing stones, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stones are situated on the top of a low hill in a triangular setting. They are of thin schist and the southern and north-western stones measure 2.05m high, and the north-eastern stone measures 1.08m.

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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