Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Standing Stone, Llanddona

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 2649
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Llanddona
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH56767967
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age STANDING STONE
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
'Erect Stone' marked on OS 1841 map. <1>

A standing stone now 5ft 1inch high x 2ft x 18 ins at ground level, located some 3/4 mile SW by S of Llanddona Church, and about 200yds SW of Bwlch Farmhouse. Stands close to a rocky mound and was originally higher. <2>

As described by E.N. Baynes. Surveyed at 1:2500. <3>

A small but almost certainly genuine standing stone that deserves recognition, together with some area around it considering that the ground is unploughed and may well contain intact burial/s. Set on a fairly level bit of ground at the foot of a small hillock with impressive views to the west. The stone is quite slim tapering almost to a point from the base at the dimensions given. A very weathered, lichened stone, very unlikely to have been set up just as a rubbing stone and in a rather hidden corner well away from trackways. (Smith, 2003)

The monument comprises a standing stone that probably dates to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is located within enclosed, but otherwise unimproved, rough pasture on level ground at the foot of a small knoll on a gentle NW facing slope. The standing stone measures 1.63m tall, 0.8m wide and 0.5m in depth. The stone is aligned NW-SE and has a very weathered surface. The stone has a jagged profile and rises to a sharp point. <6>

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)
Ordnance Survey , 1841 , 1 Inch , <1>
Baynes, E. N. , 1910 , Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , <2>
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH57NE 10 , <3>
Lynch, F. , 1970 , Prehistoric Anglesey , <4>

Events :
40527 : Pan-wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis (year : 2005)

Related PRNs : 302647

Compiled date :


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