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Latitude: 52.6236 / 52°37'24"N
Longitude: -4.0782 / 4°4'41"W
OS Eastings: 259423
OS Northings: 304893
OS Grid: SH594048
Mapcode National: GBR 8S.7SL6
Mapcode Global: WH575.BB81
Entry Name: Waen Fach Standing Stone
Scheduled Date: 25 February 2003
Source ID: 3939
Cadw Legacy ID: ME223
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Standing stone
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of a large, impressive and well-preserved standing stone, which probably dates to the Early Bronze Age (c. 2000-1500 BC). It is some 1.9m high, 1.3m wide and 0.8m thick, with the longer axis aligned east to west. It is situated in a valley-bottom position on a locally prominent knoll.
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 be 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.
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