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Latitude: 52.7001 / 52°42'0"N
Longitude: -3.9966 / 3°59'47"W
OS Eastings: 265177
OS Northings: 313253
OS Grid: SH651132
Mapcode National: GBR 8W.2W2C
Mapcode Global: WH56T.LD1C
Entry Name: Waen Bant Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 26 April 1989
Source ID: 2491
Cadw Legacy ID: ME125
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of a standing stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It tapers towards its top and stands 1.9m high, measuring c.0.6m x 0.5m at its base. It is situated on the crest of a north-south ridge at the south end. It commands extensive views towards the north and west and is visible from some distance away. It overlooks an ancient routeway through the Meirionnydd hills, and is among a number of sites in the local area which represent the ritual and settlement landscape along this routeway.
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. It is circular and measures 10m in diameter.
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