Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Standing Stone, Ty Gwyn, Cadnant

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 2175
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Cwm Cadnant
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH5536373941
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age STANDING STONE
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
Maen Hir 2/3 miles SW of the church on a conspicuous position above Cadnant. 9.5ft high by 3.25ft wide by 1ft thick, with some packing stones exposed at base. (RCAHMW, 1937)

The standing stone is 3m high, 0.8m wide and 0.3m thick. Surveyed at 25". <2>

A standing stone situated on top of a low hill measuring 3.1m high by 0.8m by 0.35m. There has been some slight erosion around the base of the stone, but this is not severe and is now grassed over. A large buried stone is visible at the base of the standing stone. <3>

The stone is as described, although I made the height closer to 2.9m. <5>

Fairly narrow tapering slab standing just to the SW of a local summit above Cadnant. Visible on skyline, from most angles but seems to be most prominent from W & SW. Slight erosion around the base revealing packing stones and one large mainly buried block or slab 0.6 x 0.4m. Lower part of stone slightly polished by stock rubbing. (Smith, 2003)

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 , 1937 , An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH57SE 20 , <2>
Lynch, F. , 1970 , Prehistoric Anglesey , <4>

Events :
42278 : An 073 FMW Site Visit (year : 1986)
42279 : An 073 FMW Site Visit (year : 1992)
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)
40527 : Pan-wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis (year : 2005)

Related PRNs : 302613

Compiled date : 25-02-1987


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