Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Standing Stone, Below Moel Gwynus

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 1277
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Pistyll
Unitary authority : Gwynedd
NGR : SH34594204
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age STANDING STONE
Status : Scheduled Monument

Description :
Reported missing 20/11/96, in need of further investigation. <3>

The base is roughly quadrilateral, 0.5m x 0.8m by 0.5m x 0.6m. The stone is 2m high and rises to a blunt point. Condition: good. (RCAHMW, 1964)

No change. <2>

Substantial stone. Not much evidence of cattle rubbing. Approximately square in section. Somewhat pointed top. Now lies in the middle of a fence-line but formerly probably in the middle of a large field but on the line of a path. Fields are 19th enclosures. Older settlement existed nearby ('homestead'). Lies on a gentle slope with good views to E. There are packing stones around the base as well as 2 larger clearance stones. There are occasional large stones in the lower pasture that have not been cleared. (Smith, 2003)

This substantial standing stone probably dates to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is located on the lower eastern slopes of Moel Gwynus approximately 600m ESE of the summit, immediately to the east of a north-south orientated field boundary. It enjoys good views to the east over a valley. The standing stone is 1.8m in height and 0.7m by 0.7m in length and width respectively. The stone is roughly quadrilateral in section and has a somewhat blunt and pointed top. Packing stones are visible around the base. <5>

Sources :
Smith, G. , 2003 , Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd and Anglesey ( © GAT)
Smith, G., and Steele, N. , 2005 , Pan-Wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis ( © GAT)
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1964 , An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Caernarvonshire
Ordnance Survey , 1971 , SH34SW 15 , <2>
Price, B. , 1996 , PRN 1277 , <3>

Events :
41826 : Prn 1277 25 Inch Survey (year : 1971)
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)
44999 : Moelfre, Llanaelhaearn: Results of Desk-Based Assessment and Walkover Survey (year : 2013)
40527 : Pan-wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis (year : 2005)

Related PRNs : 302313

Compiled date : 01-06-1987


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