Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Standing Stone, Capel Soar, Llanfaethlu

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 2021
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Llanfaethlu
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH31928632
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age STANDING STONE
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
Maen hir situated near Capel Soar about 2/3m SE of the church. Schist stone, no traces of packing stones. (RCAHMW, 1937)

Standing stone orientated approximately NE-SW and situated in a prominent position. <2>

Standing stone 10' high by 6' by 1' in a grass field. Some slight evidence of frost damage on its W face. The ground is worn around the base. <3>

A massive slab, approximately triangular, that is narrowing towards the top. May be related to the routeway to which it is close and parallel to but it also has a dramatic view to the E & the Snowdon range, whereas the view to W is restricted and local. (Smith, 2003)

Sources :
Cooke, N. , 2014 , Rhyd-y-Groes Repower, Anglesey: Cultural Heritage Assessment. ( © Wessex Archaeology)
Dickson, C. & Tram, N. , 2015 , Stone, Hilltops, Water and the Sun: A Preliminary Investigation into the Orientations of Standing Stones Near the River Alaw, Anglesey , Archaeology in Wales : Vol. 54 : p. 43-52
Hadley, A. , 2016 , Proposed Wind Turbine at Nant-y-fran, Cemaes, Isles of Anglesey. Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment. ( © Archaeology Wales)
Lynes, M. , 2012 , How do the Standing Stones of Anglesey 'Stand'?
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 , 1937 , An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey
Ordnance Survey , 1969 , SH38NW 1 , <2>
Lynch, F. , 1970 , Prehistoric Anglesey , <4>

Events :
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)
45013 : Rhyd-y-Groes Repower, Anglesey: Cultural Heritage Assessment. (year : 2014)
40527 : Pan-wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis (year : 2005)
45130 : Proposed Wind Turbine at Nant-y-fran, Cemaes, Isle of Anglesey. Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment. (year : 2016)

Related PRNs : 302298

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