Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Standing Stone, Trefdraeth

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 2622
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Bodorgan
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH40866931
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age STANDING STONE
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
Maen hir 8 1/4 ft x 4ft x 3ft. Good condition. Scheduled. (RCAHMW, 1937) <2>

As described by RCAHM. See GP. Published Survey 25" Correct. <3>

(SH40856930) standing stone (AT) <4>

Substantial blocky slab of pale brown igneous rock with many quartz veins. Somewhat narrower at base but otherwise roughly rectangular. Small stones scattered around base but otherwise no packing stones visible. Tapers slightly widthways. Siting: on gentle slope above Malltraeth Marsh. Only a few metres above marsh and adjacent to railway line which obscures view to N & E making comments on setting a little limited. (Smith, 2003)

Maen-hir near the railway embankment 2/3m S of the church (OS 6in XXII NW). A rough schist stone 8'-3" high by 4ft wide by 3ft thick. <8>

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 , 1968 , SH46NW 1 , <2>
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH46NW 1 , <3>
Ordnance Survey , 1963 , <4>
Lynch, F. , 1970 , Prehistoric Anglesey , <5>
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments , PRN 2622 , <8>

Events :
42487 : An 089 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1991)
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 : 302361

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